2000 Dodge Neon Car battery runs out

Tiny
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Electrical problem
2000 Dodge Neon 4 cyl Automatic 92000 miles

Hi, I've taken my car 3 times to Sears Auto and to two other shops, and they eventually asked me to take my car to another shop because they just couldn't find the problem. They have ruled out the alternator and any electrical issues because the wiring appears to be in good condition. I wanted your advice before spending more time and money in this issue.
I just bought a brand new battery in December. The issue is that if I don't use my car for more than 12 hours; a lot of times it takes less than that (depending on the weather), I would need to jump-start it to get it running.
I never leave any chargers plugged in that could drain the battery.
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Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 AT 11:11 AM

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Tiny
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Welcome to the forum. I probably can't tell you anymore than the shops have? If you have a digital multimeter and want to test some circuits, we can help you with some of that. When the problem occurs, is the theft/security lite on or flashing? Are you saying, the starter won't even crank?
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Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 AT 11:50 AM
Tiny
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Well, I don't have a digital multimeter. When I try to start it everything is off, meaning the light on the inside of the hood, the door lights. The car won't crank or make any noises when I try to start it.
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Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 AT 5:21 PM
Tiny
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Hi, if your going to work on your own vehicles, you need some basic test instruments and tools. If your not interested in working on your own vehicles, I'm not sure how to help?

If you brought the vehicle to me, I'd start with basic battery tests, go from there. If I knew positively what your problem was without testing, I'd certainly point you in the correct direction.
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Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 AT 12:32 PM
Tiny
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I do not appreciate the not-so-friendly answer you just gave. I didn't know there were 'requirements' to post a simple question on this thread. Did I need to list the tools that I own? Do you know who I am and my limitations to assume what you just did?
If you didn't feel like answering the question I posted, and instead you felt like posting something potentially offensive/disrespectful, you shouldn't have bothered. As simple as that.
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Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 AT 10:04 PM
Tiny
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Didn't mean to offend. I can't diagnose anything over the internet without testing. I can't test anything from where I sit, all I can do is make suggestions, as far as what to test. I can't see your vehicle from here and I can't do the testing myself, those are my limitations. I need to do a better job in how I relate to people, it is a work in progress. Have a good day.

If you would like to repost your question, maybe one of the others can help better?
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Thursday, January 21st, 2010 AT 10:55 AM

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