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    New battery, Chrysler says alternator and is fine. Computer goes to sleep after 15 seconds, everything checks out but the battery is still dead in the morning. Jump start and then everything is fine. Now what?

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An inexpensive multimeter would be a good investment; they can be had for <$20 US and are accurate enough for any home use.

Checking across the terminals with one, you should see at least 13 volts or more at an idle and a maximum of ~ 14.3 volts at any RPM.

If you have a chain auto parts store nearby, such as Auto Zone, Advance Auto, Checker, Kragen, most all will check your alternator performance free.
Call them first to make sure-

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