1996 Chrysler Town and Country New battery slowly drains wh

Tiny
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  • 1996 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY
Electrical problem
1996 Chrysler Town and Country 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

After getting stranded on the side of the road, we assumed the alternator had gone bad. We removed it and had it tested at an auto parts store, and it passed. So we put it back in, and tested the battery. It failed, so we replaced the battery and it seemed to work well, for a few hours. While driving it, the battery light came on, but it didn't seem to be dropping much in voltage. The next morning, we left it idling, and went outside to find it dying.

Essentially, brand new battery, good alternator (according to a professional anyways), wiring is good, no blown fuses/short circuits that we can find, and a failing electrical system. At the auto parts store we were told that this particular model has the voltage regulated by the computer, and that the computer may be the problem. Basically just wondering if that's likely, or if we need to be looking elsewhere. Thanks.
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Friday, November 27th, 2009 AT 6:17 PM

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Tiny
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PCM does regulate the voltage
need to do some checking and if the engine stalling while driving and or when engine running and need to get a jump
its an indication of charging system malfunction and system need to be checked
charge battery and start engine use a volts meter and check battery volts with engine running
it should be over 14V
check wiring at rear of alternator
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Friday, November 27th, 2009 AT 7:25 PM

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