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Hello I need your knowledge on this problem I need to solve asap.

I just purchased used IS300. The second day I went to work in the morning and started fine but at the end of day when I went home, I tried to start the car and it just clicked once (the sound) turn all the way ignition and the battery died, a few minutes later, I tried to start the car again I heard a click (the sound) as I turn all the way ignition and this time all the lights all off the battery died completely.

The car got towed to my mechanic said the battery was bad, changed it and he said would solve the issue and he did not see any other problems related.

Now, I been driving the car for about 2 weeks now, sometimes, after say 12+ hours or so without start the car, the SAME symptom would occur: When I start the car and it would just click once (the sound) when turn all the way ignition the FIRST time, but since with the new battery, I was able to successfully start the car the second time when I turn all the way ignition.

What the hell is going on? Please help? I am afraid it would kill the battery again in a very short time and I would be stranded...
 

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Are you sure you're not leaving any lights on? Alternator might not be working properly or there is a short that is discharging the battery somewhere.
 

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To further clarify the issue, only after 8-12hrs of idle, usually in my garage, does the 1 time or 2 times crank completely no start only I hear the click one time then the next time it would start. Now once I get the car to start, when I travel place to place and stop the car and restart again it DOES start the first time I crank it... the restart time usually no more than a few hours - could have miss something...?
 
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