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ABS light comes on, then Battery, Dash lights flash

Lately, everyonce in awhile, I will start my 2000 Dodge Stratus, and the ABS light will be on, and after a few minutes the battery light comes on. If I Drive for about 30 minutes, shut off car, and then restart, everything is fine. I have already replaced the battery, and that lasted for about 4 months and then started all over again.

I am assuming it is an electrical short, but wanted to know if there was a good area to start looking or if anyone else has experienced the same thing.

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Check the alternator it could be draining the battery

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