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Q: On a 97 cavalier after replacing the alternator and battery the battery light is still on and though it starts and runs fine what is causing the battery light to come on again after start?
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My car died while driving last night so i replaced the battery. AutoZone tested the alternator and said it was working but it was draining my battery slightly...what could be causing this?

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