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Old 07-20-2012, 05:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2010 impala battery fail

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2010 IMPALA 42,000mi out of the blue this morning the battery was cranking slow went to work and at lunch it was still slow. after 10 mins of radio with key off (r.a.p) would not crank. after work my boss jump started and we tested battery... (i am the assistant mgr of retail auto parts chain)....and it was bad i bought a new 1020 ca 3 year free 5yr pro rate battery at my cost and installed it. some one who works there used to work at the chevy dealer up the street and called for me and they basicly said sorry about your luck. but on the lable it says 6yr so long story short should i pursue this or give up and get my core money back??? at least if gm pro rates it i will be happy

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Old 07-20-2012, 05:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can attempt to call the dealer and save the receipt from your Delco battery. They may refund you at least part of your purchase price of the new battery. Dont turn it in for the ten dollar core just yet.

What battery did you purchase anyway?

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Old 07-20-2012, 06:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The stock batteries are rated 6yr, but its not honored by GM. Once outside the bumper-to-bumper, they don't give a rats ass about your battery. There may be a way to get it pro-rated through AC Delco, but I don't know. Better off just getting a new one if you ask me, I think you made the right choice... as long as you didn't go with an Optima anyway.

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i got a super start extreme 820 cca 1020 ca 3year free replacement 5 year pro rated its an o'reillys battery. these impalas seem to use a lot of power especicaly for lighting

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If anything, that will make the batterys job easier cranking. Instead of taking the full power of a smaller battery to start, you ate using 75 percent of the full power of that monster. That will help this one last longer than that Delco battery. Delcos aren't known for longevity anyway. I am that same way about big batteries. Fit the biggest you can get. I also try to get dual terminal batteries because they are a little more flexible to add accessories later on. The biggest we had st autozone where I work was a size 34 with 800cca. I would have gone to oreilly for that super start, but I get 20 percent off at autozone.

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Delcos aren't known for longevity anyway.
I have had outstanding luck with Delco batteries, and they have lasted longer than most other brands I used over the years.

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About dual posts, I am running one, with stereo running off the top posts, and the regular vehicle systems off the side posts. The guy at the auto parts store told me that would kill the battery faster, he said dual post batteries only like you to use one set or the other. Anyone know if there is merit to this?

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I have had outstanding luck with Delco batteries, and they have lasted longer than most other brands I used over the years.
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