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My 05 dodge Durango constantly goes through batteries. If it sits for more than 2-3 days the battery will be completely drained. Sometimes overnight it will be too weak to start the next day. Once this starts occurring it progressively gets worse to the point that the battery has to be replaced. the longest I have had a battery in this rig is 6 months and I have owned it for 5 years. There are no lights left on in the interior.

Mechanic's Assistant: Did you test the battery with a voltmeter? And have you ever changed one before?

Yes on about my 10th battery now

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Durango yourself? What have you tried so far?

Took it to a dealer a couple years ago and they couldn't find a draw on the battery.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No thats it

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Dodge
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Dodge Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago
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Dodge Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

so there is a draw somewher, do you have a volt meter? I can guide you though the test procedure

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I have had it checked at a dealer and they told me there was nothing drawing on the battery. No I don't have a voltmeter
Dodge Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

well batteries just dont drain for no reason there is a drain, it either wasent doing it when they checked it or they didnt know what they were doing, it needs to be tested by a master mechanic when you know its in a fault condition

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I'm on my 10th battery in the last 5 years with this rig. It eventually will drain the battery to a point where it won't even take a charge.
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Is there anything that generally causes this issue in Dodge Vehicles of this year and model ?
Dodge Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

not really, it could be anything at this point, are you getting any check engine codes?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
No engine light comes on. Haven't checked with a reader to see if there are any codes, but when I have had to have it smogged it has'nt had any issues with codes.
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Can you go ahead on how to run a Voltmeter test on it so that when I borrow one I can properly check to see what is causing the drain ?
Dodge Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRcj1fQcWwU

here is a fully detailed video that will take you through everything you need to know on how to do the test

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Thank You
Dodge Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

sure thing let me know if you have any other questions

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