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parasitic battery drain on my 98 jeep cherokee

parasitic battery drain on my 98 jeep cherokee
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  1. What is draining my jeep battery?
  2. What is normal parasitic drain on car battery?
  3. How do I find out what's draining my car battery?
  4. Why does my battery keep dying overnight?
  5. Why does my jeep keep dying?
  6. What is acceptable battery drain?
  7. Can a bad ground cause a parasitic draw?
  8. How much battery drain is normal?
  9. How can I tell if my radio is draining my battery?
  10. Can a bad fuse cause battery drain?
  11. How do I drain my battery fast?

What is draining my jeep battery?

Battery Draining While Driving: Jeep Cherokee

If your battery is draining while driving, it is almost without exception the Cherokee's alternator that is causing the problem. ... It could be a bad battery, or more likely a bad battery cable too.

What is normal parasitic drain on car battery?

Parasitic Battery Draw

A normal amount of parasitic draw for newer cars is between 50-milliamp to 85-milliamp current draw. A normal amount of parasitic draw for older cars is a reading less than 50-milliamp. Anything past these amounts indicates an electrical issue and should be addressed by a mechanic.

How do I find out what's draining my car battery?

Pull the negative off the battery. Put the test light between the post and the ground wire. If the light illuminates, you have a draw. Use the fuse pull method to find the draw; when the light goes out, you found the draw.

Why does my battery keep dying overnight?

A short circuit may cause excessive current draw and drain your battery. Check the charging system for a loose or worn-out alternator belt, problems in the circuit (loose, disconnected or broken wires), or a failing alternator. Engine operation problems can also cause excessive battery drain during cranking.

Why does my jeep keep dying?

Faulty Wiring or Incoming Voltage. ... Poor electrical contact points either on a wiring harness or the connector on the PCM module; A low voltage problem caused by a ground short in the car battery's connection to the Jeep Cherokee frame/body; One or more faulty or broken solders on any of the wiring or power connections.

What is acceptable battery drain?

In fact, we suggest a 25-milliamp draw is acceptable and anything that exceeds 100-milliamps indicates an electrical issue that needs to be addressed.

Can a bad ground cause a parasitic draw?

A bad ground would not cause this. This is called a parastic loss. That is when there is too much current being drained from the battery with the key in the off position.

How much battery drain is normal?

For heavy usage with Mobile Data in use and if you are playing some graphic heavy games on your device, then around 15 to 20 percent battery drain per hour is normal.

How can I tell if my radio is draining my battery?

Once it disconnect from power, it will cut the power from the yellow wire, only keep the yellow wire's power for small memory IC for keeping setting data. If the yellow wire and black wire are connected correct, but the red wire being connected with permeation power, then the radio will drain car battery.

Can a bad fuse cause battery drain?

Something is causing a "parasitic draw."

What may drain a car battery when it's off, however, are things such as interior lights, door lights, or even bad fuses. ... The battery strain caused by these electrical whoopsies is known as a parasitic draw.

How do I drain my battery fast?

To drain the battery faster, change your screen's brightness to maximum. Go to “Settings” > “Display” > “Brightness level” (or “Brightness“). You'll have to turn off “Adaptive brightness” or “Auto brightness” to turn up the brightness all the way.

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