Q: Battery new, but my jeep is dead.

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My jeep is completely dead, even though I replaced the battery only recently.

It sounds like you may have a bad alternator that is not keeping the battery charged. What happens is that the regulator in the alternator stops working and does not supply voltage to the battery. A technician from YourMechanic can come out and diagnose if it is in fact the alternator.

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