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Swapped out three batteries, alternator supposedly working…

Swapped out three batteries...

Swapped out three batteries, alternator supposedly working ok, but batt dead again

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

The mechanic did

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Jeep?

2004 grand cherokee overland

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

No, I'm working w a mechanic in Omaha, where my son is at school

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

No thanks

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Hello my name is ***** ***** welcome to just answers! I will be assisting you with all of your vehicle questions today. Give me one moment while I review your question and come back with a answer. Please be aware I do not know your skill level or abilities so I will be asking a lot of questions and in a lot of cases we will respond to each other quite a lot before we find a solution. As far as phone calls are concerned that is a system automated prompt , not me, and they do cost more money, I prefer text but in some cases a phone call is required. If I don’t answer right away or quickly in conversation I am helping another customer or have stepped out for a moment and will respond as soon as I can. Ok lets get started!

Is the battery dying over night?

What is the alternator putting out?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
This time the batt lasted a little over a week, without much driving. If I recall, the mechanic said the alternator was in the normal range, but I do not know specifically

ok next he needs to do a amp draw test on the vehicle this will find the location of the draw which is causing your battery to drain

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok, I think I'll have better luck with communicating directly with the mechanic. It's just that his solution is to replace alternator, but that has not been identified as the problem yet.

if hes on 3 batteries thats good indicator he dosent know what hes doing and your money is better spent with a more knowledgeable mechanic you may have to pay more for that but it will actually save you 100's down the road

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