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1998 Dodge Dakota Base Reg Cab 112 WB Sport

1998 Dodge Dakota
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Rear Wheel Drive, Reg Cab 6.5'
20 mpg city / 25 mpg hwy
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December 27, 2011, 7:03 pm

Ruben V

Question: Why is battery always being drained?

I have replaced the alternator, replaced battery cable and it runs for a day or so but the battery is eventually drained by some electrical shortage.

December 29, 2011, 3:58 pm

Ron W
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Sounds like a parasitic drain. You'll have to do some diagnostics to see what is causing the problem. A quick test is to hook up an amp meter at the battery. If there is an amp draw, start pulling fuses one by one until it goes away. Replace each fuse it there is no change and go onto the next one. The fuse you removed that made the draw disappear is the circuit that has the issue.

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