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No set thing.. Take it to a garage. The alternator may be faulty: only voltage of 13 or 13.5 (which is listed as acceptable but is not sufficient to start the battery as well as run headlights etc.), rather than 14 or greater (as is needed for this particular make and model). Another thing you should check is grounding. Be sure connections & ground straps are good. Be sure you have good battery cables & connections.

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Q: What could make a 92 Grand Prix lose power and damage the alternator or the battery repeatedly?
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