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Old 10-30-2018, 10:05 PM
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Jeep Won't Start Reliably

We have a 2013 Jeep Wrangler and have been having issues with it starting reliably. Over the past several months, we have found that if the jeep isn't started for three days, then the Jeep won't start. We jump the jeep and then it will reliably start after every 3 day period (typically after going out of town). We took it to the Jeep dealer and have had Batteries Plus check the battery from where we bought it, and both haven't been able to find an issue with either. We have lived like this for several months since we can't identify the problem exactly, but something is obviously draining the battery. This past weekend though, the jeep wouldn't start after not being started for just two days this time. We jumped it per our usual routine, but this time, we couldn't get the jeep to start after letting it run for 10-15 minutes. We had roadside assistance come by, and they couldn't get the jeep to start either, so we had it towed to the dealer. They claim the battery is broken, but they also claimed after charging it for two hours, that it was able to start again. We took the jeep back to Batteries Plus, and all their diagnostics on the battery (including the jeep's alternator) do not show any problem. Does anyone have any insight on next steps? We have the dealer claiming it's the battery, but the battery manufacturer says it's fine. I suppose we can start disconnecting the battery when we know the jeep won't be started for several days to see if that supports our hypothesis that something within the jeeps electrical system is draining the battery. Thank you so much!

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