2002 Dodge Durango Battery Discharge Issue

Tiny
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  • 2002 DODGE DURANGO
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 85,000 MILES
For the last several thousand miles my battery life has decreased to rarely holding a charge more than 40 hours. I have replaced with a new battery several times, however, the problem persists. When I attempt to start the car after a short layover (40-60 hrs) in a garage in moderately cold outdoor conditions (40 degrees) it starts very hard, if at all. Anytime over 2 days, it will not start at all. The car will typically start when jumped, however, the charge does not hold. When trying to start the vehicle, touching the body results in shock. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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Monday, January 7th, 2008 AT 8:59 PM

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Tiny
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Check battery discharge by placing an amp meter between battery pos(+) and the battery lead this will show current draw. You want only about.15Amp if more pull fuses to locate circuit that has fault, do this with key off and doors closed, check for faulty alternator as well.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Tuesday, January 8th, 2008 AT 4:50 AM
Tiny
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You probably have a short in the electrical system that's eating up the battery
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Tuesday, January 8th, 2008 AT 4:53 AM

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