JI'm a little confused by your car description - Town & Country, Labarron - not that it matters much.
The electrical issue is one of two things - a constant drain on the battery regardless of key position, or a bad alternator. If the drive home was at night with the lights on and lasted more than an hour (which it doesn't sound like) the suspect the alternator. But it really sounds more like you have a constant drain on the battery. This is easy to test - if you have a battery charger with a guage for current draw. Disconnect the battery ground (keep the positive on) and hook up the charger. Check the guage - now touch the ground lead to the battery ground with the charger on and check the charger guage again - if it went up significantly (something more than 1 or 2 amps) then you've got something draining the battery.
To find the drain, hook the battery back up, attach the charger, and notice the current draw. Pull your fuses one at a time until the current draw drops by 1 or 2 amps or more. When that happens, you've found the circuit with the problem - the fix might be more of a challenge. For fun, see if the cable from the battery to the starter is routed near the exhaust or any hot area that might have melted the insulation over time.
Sunday, October 8th, 2006 AT 12:28 AM