2020 RAM, etorq with parasitic draw!

RAMaway

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My 2020 Ram 1500 Laramie with E-torq, at 17 K miles must have a
parasitic draw. Had a fail to start this morning battery down to 11.70 volts.
I charged it up and runs good with check engine lite on, as I suspect it
should be on. Doe's anyone have any input?
Thanks for any input....Ramaway
 
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Update: yesterday I took it to Auto Zone battery check 600 plus
crank amps. Put the charger on sat over night till after 12 today.
Would not auto start ---would not start from push button. Checked
the battery it read 6 plus volts. NOW not taking a charge, so I am
suspecting Battery. At this time I have the battery cables off and
to see if it will take a charge.

SO doe's dodge owe me a new battery? Or do I just get a new
GAS Mat Interstate at Costco for $184. and down the road I go.
THANKS FOR THE REPLY......RAMaway
 
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Battery was the problem. Before we connected the Neg post
we hooked a scan gauge to post and cable, started off at about
10 amps and fell fast, within 10 min. it went to 130 MA.
Then nearly an hour later it went to 30 MA.
I will confirm my work tomorrow, weather dependent!
Thanks for the input, I was hoping it was the battery.
BUT after 2 yrs. and 17 K miles, I am thinking poor quality!
RAM away
 
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