Just got a new battery and it keeps draining

Tiny
TORI HOLLIS
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  • 2001 DODGE STRATUS
  • 4.6L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 2,300,000 MILES
I have no heat in my car I think it is the actuator. I drove it 5 miles turned it off and car was dead. After I got it jumped I drove another 5 miles back home and it didn't start once I turned it off. I let car sit for an hour and went back out to see if it would start everything turned on but car wouldn't start. What could possibly be draining a new battery?

Sorry the mileage is incorrect.
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 6:55 AM

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Tiny
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Hello thanks for using 2CarPros. there are a few components that can draw the battery down while the car is shut off. Here is a quick guide to help you understand battery draw. But it sounds like the charging system may not be operating correctly either.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-battery-dead-overnight.

Here is a guide to checking the charging system as well:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-alternator.

Hopefully this will help, let us know what you find.
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 1:33 PM

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