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Something is draining the battery; alternator checks ok; new batt

(2002 Dodge Grand Caravan)

If I miss driving the van one day, the battery is dead the next day. If I'm going to be gone for a while, I disconnect the battery and when I return hook it back up and it works. We just put in a new computer ($700) and it is still doing this. Any suggestions?

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  • hunttings May 20, 2009

    i actually have a bad alternator. this is the fourth i've replaced in a year. any ideas on what could keep causing alternators to fail. the only two thoughts i came up with were the ground connections and possibly the computer.

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If you can get the car started while it is running take the positive side of the battery cable off if it dies then it is the alternator if it does not die check the drive belt to see if it is loose or slipping

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