2022 Battery / Start Issues

truck4508

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I have a 2022 1500 5.7L Etorque with about 3000 miles on it. We had some cold weather and it needed to be jump started. A day later it started fine and died while trying to restart at gas station.
Took it to the dealer and they said everything was fine. They tested battery and did a current leakage test. Few days later and dead again. I took a voltmeter and the battery was at 9volts. Had to call a tow truck and it would barely jump start it. Taking it back to the dealer tomorrow (if I can get it started). Any ideas appreciated.
 

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Can't say anything for the problem with your truck but you wouldn't be the first person with a bad battery from the factory. The tester the dealer uses doesn't always detect a bad battery. If you get another NTF from the dealership, go-to a different one.
 

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Anyone know what the amp draw is for a ram 1500 Limited 2021 e torque when vehicle completely turned off?

I am also experiencing a dead battery issue. Already had it replaced from factory as I had a dead cell. But with new battery, my vehicle had completely died on me and needed a jump after 1 week of no use. I’m confused why the battery would be drained. No lights on and no components plugged into vehicle. Only thought is if the etorque has some kind of draw/drain. I took a multimeter and checked the bridge between the negative clamp wire and the negative battery terminal with the positive clamp and terminal plugged in. Seemed to have a draw of 4.5-4.9 amps. Which seems like a lot to me. The battery itself was at 12.5v when checked at the time. If I plugged in my front dash cam into cigarette lighter I would get an amp draw of around 4.8-5.0amps. If anyone has some insight on this it would be greatly appreciated.
 

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4.5 - 4.9 amps is way too high. My 2016 2500 6.7 draws about 35 milliamps when sleeping. Id did experience the dead battery syndrome once. It turned out to be OBDLink I left plugged into the OBD socket. Make sure you nothing plugged into the OBD port.

With the ammeter connected, start pulling fuses until you find one that causes the reading to drop to a few dozen milliamps. Once you find the circuit causing the excessive draw, start checking all the components and wiring harness on that circuit.
 

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Anyone know what the amp draw is for a ram 1500 Limited 2021 e torque when vehicle completely turned off?

I am also experiencing a dead battery issue. Already had it replaced from factory as I had a dead cell. But with new battery, my vehicle had completely died on me and needed a jump after 1 week of no use. I’m confused why the battery would be drained. No lights on and no components plugged into vehicle. Only thought is if the etorque has some kind of draw/drain. I took a multimeter and checked the bridge between the negative clamp wire and the negative battery terminal with the positive clamp and terminal plugged in. Seemed to have a draw of 4.5-4.9 amps. Which seems like a lot to me. The battery itself was at 12.5v when checked at the time. If I plugged in my front dash cam into cigarette lighter I would get an amp draw of around 4.8-5.0amps. If anyone has some insight on this it would be greatly appreciated.
I agree, that seems like a huge draw while not running.
 

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4.5 - 4.9 amps is way too high. My 2016 2500 6.7 draws about 35 milliamps when sleeping. Id did experience the dead battery syndrome once. It turned out to be OBDLink I left plugged into the OBD socket. Make sure you nothing plugged into the OBD port.

With the ammeter connected, start pulling fuses until you find one that causes the reading to drop to a few dozen milliamps. Once you find the circuit causing the excessive draw, start checking all the components and wiring harness on that circuit.
@Greg The Vet ... if you do this, can you post an update. I'm waiting on my truck, and would like to know in case I have similar issues. As an aside, I ordered in 12/21, they said would be a 2022. I'm concerned I'll be planning for a 2023.
 

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I will be reaching out to the Dealership on this since everything should be a warranty issue. I will try to update when I have it looked at. I figured it is way too high of a draw. Thank you DB & Chri5k
 

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I will be reaching out to the Dealership on this since everything should be a warranty issue. I will try to update when I have it looked at. I figured it is way too high of a draw. Thank you DB & Chri5k
Monster parasitic draw, explains your dead battery. Yep, the security system and power to maintain clock is milliamps, not 4.5. U got something drinking juice for sure. Each dealership is different, and their mechanics and Service Manager, U might have to elevate or try another dealership if you get no satisfaction.

Try this tho: Get in truck, put to run (do not start), bring up battery voltage screen in evic, if below 12, U got problems, cause under 11.8 U start getting start issues. All IMHO.. It really at rest should read like 12.4,5,6, but there is so much electronics pulling stuff, hard to pin down.MY 19 with a 4 year old battery is reading 12 volts at rest and I am about ready to put a Duralast Platinum in the truck. IMHO, almost like every vehicle is slightly different depending upon Truck, age, battery status, how driven, how much extra stuff running (like seat heaters) and such. All suck the life out of a battery, especially if it is a EFB battery (flooded, not AGM).
 

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Monster parasitic draw, explains your dead battery. Yep, the security system and power to maintain clock is milliamps, not 4.5. U got something drinking juice for sure. Each dealership is different, and their mechanics and Service Manager, U might have to elevate or try another dealership if you get no satisfaction.

Try this tho: Get in truck, put to run (do not start), bring up battery voltage screen in evic, if below 12, U got problems, cause under 11.8 U start getting start issues. All IMHO.. It really at rest should read like 12.4,5,6, but there is so much electronics pulling stuff, hard to pin down.MY 19 with a 4 year old battery is reading 12 volts at rest and I am about ready to put a Duralast Platinum in the truck. IMHO, almost like every vehicle is slightly different depending upon Truck, age, battery status, how driven, how much extra stuff running (like seat heaters) and such. All suck the life out of a battery, especially if it is a EFB battery (flooded, not AGM).
@Greg The Vet ... if you do this, can you post an update. I'm waiting on my truck, and would like to know in case I have similar issues. As an aside, I ordered in 12/21, they said would be a 2022. I'm concerned I'll be planning for a 2023.
Quick Update:
So Far, they found one parasitic draw on the Infotainment system, and have replaced the system. They are still noticing a drain on the battery after this fix. They still have it at the Dealership for testing over the weekend. Hoping I can get my Truck back home soon. Will try to post again when I know more. <<Frustrating>>
 

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YUP, it is. Parasitic draws are a monster to track down. There are a lot of threads: Even to the point of PPL putting a meter on the battery, and literally pulling fuses one at a time to see if the draw stops. U can tell, cause a lot of systems pull milli amps, like memory, clock, but a draw may be pulling 4,5 amps, and U pull the fuse and the draw drops down to milli amps. U my want to search threads if U R interested.

DO NOT FORGET: U have (2) TIPM's (fuse boxes) in 1500 RAM. Under hood and under dash under steering column area.
 
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