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post #1 of 5 Old 07-06-2017, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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Dead Battery after 2 to 3 weeks - 2015 Renagade

I just had my second new battery replaced in the past two months. It appears that I can not let my jeep sit for more than two to three weeks before the battery is drained and needs to be replaced. The jeep only has less than 5,000 miles on it. The dealer told me that it can not sit that long and I should connect it to a battery charger while it sits. They have run tests to see what is causing it to drain completely. The tests come back that it has a bad cell. I can't believe that the battery will not last this long. It is stored in my garage and out of the elements.

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post #2 of 5 Old 07-07-2017, 12:32 AM
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doesn't sound right to me, but if this is the case, i would hook up a trickle charger.
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post #3 of 5 Old 07-10-2017, 08:12 PM
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Test it yourself. Get a multi-tester, read the instructions and see what the power drain is while it is stored.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars...attery-drains/

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post #4 of 5 Old 07-11-2017, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the article and information. I will give it a try once I get a multi-tester. I assume that the dealership has performed the same tests?
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-13-2017, 05:38 AM
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Thanks for the article and information. I will give it a try once I get a multi-tester. I assume that the dealership has performed the same tests?
I find dealerships incredibly lazy when it comes to diagnosis. This may be driven by how people are compensated, including the dealership. A person who can do a two hour brake job in forty minutes is an asset. A guy that spends two hours on a dead battery not so much.

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