Battery drain at start up

Discussion in 'Dodge 3rd Gen Cummins 6.7 (24v)' started by WhiteWhomper, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. WhiteWhomper

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    I have noticed that when I start up my truck, there is a five or ten second heavy drain on the electrical system. This occurs about five or so times every 20 seconds or so. Anyone know what is drawing all this power?
     
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    Not sure on that one, what year is your truck?
     
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    It is a 2009, 6.7l Cummins Mega Cab.

    I seems like there is some type of heating element that clicks in and really pulls a lot of power, then cycles off and it goes back to normal.
     
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    Well, after three DPF failures in three weeks, I decided not to chance a fourth. After the dealership replaced the DPF again and the EGR, I replace the Mega Cab for a low mileage 2010 Ram 2500 Crew Cab. I guess we'll never know what was causing the truck's issues. Hopefully the next Owner doesn't end up with a lemon.
     
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    Sucks about the old truck... Congrats on the new truck!
     

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