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Old 11-04-2012, 02:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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dead battery

tried to turn it on dead battery




I knew it was starting to die on me since it took longer to turn on damn cheap wal-mart battery


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Old 11-04-2012, 02:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have the battery tested somewhere. An alternator not charging properly (also displays the battery icon when running) will just keep killing any battery you buy.

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Have the battery tested somewhere. An alternator not charging properly (also displays the battery icon when running) will just keep killing any battery you buy.
Yeah I am going to get a charger and have both tested on Tuesday


it's a wal-mart value battery that maybe the reason it died in 1 year and 11 months

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I have had great luck with the yellow walmart battery.

In another thread we discussed location has a LOT to do with it. If you live in a hot climate your battery will die sooner than if you live in a cold one. heat damages batteries, the cold does make them less powerful when they are cold but is not damaging the way heat is.

I just put the first replacement battery in my wife's 2003 Impala last summer, didn't check mileage at the time but likely at least 175K miles at the time. Wisconsin isn't hard on batteries.

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I have had great luck with the yellow walmart battery.

In another thread we discussed location has a LOT to do with it. If you live in a hot climate your battery will die sooner than if you live in a cold one. heat damages batteries, the cold does make them less powerful when they are cold but is not damaging the way heat is.

I just put the first replacement battery in my wife's 2003 Impala last summer, didn't check mileage at the time but likely at least 175K miles at the time. Wisconsin isn't hard on batteries.
this area is a HOT/Cold climate
we only have winter and summer here

it's been getting hot in the day time and cold at night lately . plus I only drive 2 times a week.

I got a charger for it. it's going to take 7-8 hours


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Define hot and cold, Wisconsin will see 90 several times a summer and we actually hit 100 this year but in an average winter we will see low teens below zero and I have seen as low as 23 below

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105 to 115F summer
25 to 30F(at night)winter

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walmart Canada sells Energizer Batterys and they last me 6+ years and i have had about 6 or 7 of them no problems, good warr.
Walmart US has the max (look to be ok) and everstart??
I had 2 gm batterys screw up in the last two years both on warr but still a pain. should have got a Energizer Battery from walmart and been done with it. Yes the temps go from winter as low as -49f to summer highs 100 f

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105 to 115F summer
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I would test the alternator but at the same time I think those summer temps are hot enough to be damaging batteries and cheap ones wont hold up as well.

Far as cold

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I would test the alternator but at the same time I think those summer temps are hot enough to be damaging batteries and cheap ones wont hold up as well.

Far as cold
I think it's the battery for sure since it would not even charge

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I have had batteries go so dead from a slow drain or the like that they would not quick charge but a slow trickle charge would bring them back to life.

In the other thread guys in TX AZ etc. said 4 years was about the max they saw from a battery, here I expect double that.

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Anonymous, I'm really sorry to hear about your dead battery concerns! I can definitely appreciate if you prefer a DIY approach (and it's great to see so many forum members chiming in with feedback!), so I just wanted to let you know that I'm reachable via direct message if you decide to involve a dealer at any point for service.

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I have had batteries go so dead from a slow drain or the like that they would not quick charge but a slow trickle charge would bring them back to life.

In the other thread guys in TX AZ etc. said 4 years was about the max they saw from a battery, here I expect double that.
Alternator is good putting out 14.2 volts . Battery was 30% charged once I got to the auto shop. I ran it for another 1/2hour in the drive way.
Borrowed some jumper cables as well.

30-40%charge
Powered off voltage was 12.55v drop to 12.3v with load small load such as locking the doors with the remote then it was back to 12.55v


Going with the battery cells are going bad and not holding a full charge.
If i need to jump it tomorrow then it's a short somewhere if not the battery has a bad cell or a cell that is going bad


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I just replaced 2 7yr batteries, both lasted 2yrs 1 month. Once you buy a battery here in Phoenix, you usually never pay full price again because they never make it..LOL.

Is ther a reason you don't want to state where you live? I just guess Area 51.

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