Parked Jeep is Eating my Battery!
My son's 2000 JGC sits idle in the driveway these days, as he is currently living & working in Boston with no space for a car.
I've been starting it up every so often and taking for a short drive. ~5-10 miles, local & hwy miles - gets to full temp. Last couple attempts, the Jeep has complained when turning over. Today needed a JUMP from my WK2 to start from a very ~nearly dead battery.
A solid check engine light was illuminated today. Battery was fully charged after today's joy ride.
I replaced the completely dead battery this summer (would not take a charge). So, battery is fresh.
Why is the Jeep eating my battery? Is 1 idle week enough to fully drain a new battery? Any suggestions to diagnose the check engine light issue?
| 1995 ZJ | 2000 WJ | 2004 WJ | 2011 WK2 |