04 pt cruiser
, something kills battery
in bout 4 mi driving, with fully charged new battery. Batt lite is on, but should go further than that. Must be a big drain to go that fast. Could alt. short out?
JA: Have you tested the battery? Is the battery fluid low?
Customer: It is a new battery. few mins old.
JA: What is the model/year of your Chrysler?
Customer: 1004 pt cruiser. automatic no turbo
JA: What year is your Pt Cruiser?
Customer: I am an old (79) mechanic, never had one go this fast. Like a direct short to ground.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Grandsopn car. WEnt dead, found old dead batt. Went bought new one,did not make it home, though batt might be not full charge, put on charger and brought up to full charge, drove 4 mi .home and dead again. Alt is probably bad, since batt lite is on, hope to fixe it myself.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: draw small spark when connecting, about what a radio would draw, or the computer, or something. Nothing like an arc.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Chrysler Mechanic about your situation and then connect you two.