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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-23-2009, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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What is the engine off current draw of a stock 3.5l?

My wife as has a 1997 Chrysler Concord with ATC & OTIS. Her brand new battery tends to die quickly. I just replaced her battery because of this. Now I'm getting the same problem.

I'm guessing that there's a drain on the system. Before I test for the drain, can someone tell me what it the standard draw of a stock 3.5l? (With the engine bay trouble light not on & engine off.)

Knowing this will help me with testing for the drain. Thanks.

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This should help you. From the FSM:

IGNITION OFF DRAW (IOD)
GENERAL INFORMATION
A completely normal vehicle will have a small
amount of current drain on the battery with the key
out of the ignition. It can range from 15 to 25 milliamperes
after all the modules time out. If a vehicle
will not be operated for approximately a month, the
MAIN Feed Connector should be opened to eliminate
the vehicle electrical drain on the battery. The Main
Feed Connector is between the battery and the power
distribution center

IGNITION OFF DRAW (IOD) TESTS
High current draw on the battery with the ignition
OFF will discharge a battery. After a dead battery is
serviced the vehicle ignition off draw (IOD) should be
checked. Determine if a high current draw condition
exists first check the vehicle with a test light.
(1) Verify that all electrical accessories are OFF.
Remove key from ignition switch
Turn off all lights
Trunk lid and glove box door is closed
Sun visor vanity lights are OFF
All doors are closed
Allow the Illuminated Entry System to time out in
approximately 30 seconds, if equipped.
(2) Disconnect battery negative cable (Fig. 15).
(3) Connect a 12-volt test light, with a cold resistance
of 5-7 ohms, between the negative cable clamp
and the battery negative post (Fig. 19). The test light
will remain lit for approximately a minute and then
go out.
Each time the test light or milliamp meter is disconnected
and connected, all electronic timer functions
will be activated for approximately one minute


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Wow, perfect!

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