In order to not experience the frustration of running late for work only to discover your old battery has died in the night, invest in a new battery. Very mild though, my volume knob on stereo would turn,but wouldn't go up or down. Looked at all the places and everybody's price nearly the same. Additionally, since so many others have related the very same complaint -- I have to believe many more very probably have also been so plagued that have been less willing to mention or share in a public forum. I am now trying to find the fix so if anyone has any info to share it would be appreciated. Not an auto repair expert? What circuit fails to be disconnected when the vehicle is set to rest for the evening and why? Unfortunately that bring s us to present time. The stored energy can also be used when the car isn't running to power electrical accessories.
Let me know if you have any questions and I'll do my best to answer them. Batteries are not designed to last a lifetime. If that was all I had to do, I have no problem replacing battery even once a year. Credit for core issued right then. Bottom Line I only purchased this battery less than a month ago so my experience is limited. I bought a new battery thinking for sure that would solve issue.
We've worked hard over 11 years designing a website experience that makes it easy for anyone to idenify whether parts fit their car. This is not just a pain in the ass but now has become my life long ambition to solve the problem then sell the solution to Chrysler for millions. Now I have major problems and the shop has not found the cause yet. The car drain the battery when not running. Later model Dodge Caravans are subject to parasitic drain. I'll let everyone know how I am progressing and hopefully save you some time.
These batteries work for your budget, providing starting power at an affordable price. The car only run at idle. I got a jump, ran for awhile to charge the battery then go to work. Was told some silver box under dash was bad so they replaced it and still the same. We only sell parts from trusted brands like so that you can find quality parts you can count on. When out one morning and dead again.
My wife loves the thing but the discharging is driving me up the wall. The clicking noise is usually your starter solenoid trying to engage and spin the starter. However, after checking these 2 fuses which are joined in series by a twin fuse holder I found the parasitic draw. I have installed after market now into the car it has the infinity system with amp and it is killing the batter on the car in 24 hours or less. So for a temporary fix remember, fuses in while operating and on shut downs over say up to 2 hours, remove the fuses. We recommend changing the battery in Dodges every 4 years.
Let me know if anyone has tried this yet. I am sure that the wiring harness recall and modification has something to do with this. Loose battery cables can also keep the alternator from supplying current back to the battery. Hope this one performs that well. In fact, most batteries have an effective life of between three and five years. That is the way I like to shop. Car batteries store the energy produced by your alternator to allow the car to start.
Update from Sep 13, 2012 : Took my car back to the shop. After a lot of testing they said my alternator was bad. With the fuses pulled these items do not operate although the heater is locked on the high setting with non-adjustable high fan speed. That is the way I like to shop. At first figured I left something on, so no biggie. We put in a smaller temporary battery to get me home. The battery, along with the alternator and voltage regulator supply power for all of the electrical components on the Caravan including the air conditioner, cigarette lighter, clock, interior lamps, electric windows and everything else that uses electricity.
Switched out battery but problem is still the same. As long as the fuse is taken out on shutdown the battery will not drain. In some Caravans, you may need to re-enter a security code to get your radio to work again. Hah, don't get me started with my 2004 Durango. Electrical check of system is showing no problems and battery is showing good.