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post #1 of 5 Old 11-20-2013, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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Swollen batteries

So I've had my 04 f350 for 3 yrs now. 1 year after I bought I had to change batteries. Those lasted 8 months. Replaced them and those lasted 8 months. Replaced those on sunday as well as alternator. And now today truck wont start and batteries are swollen. I'm assuming batteries are bad again. Its only been 3 days and been driven once. I need advice. This is getting rediculous. Considering possibly getting rid of my favorite truck and buying something else

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I would say frozen, ive seen that several times. They will freeze and split.
But i see you are in california, maybe over charging somehow? Heating up and distorting? Just a thought.
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I'm thinking over charging. Thus the reason for alternator swap. My cts voltage never indicated obercharge. Bounces between 13.8 and 14.1


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When I lived in Vegas I had to replace my battery`s every couple of years because of the heat.

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Heat kills batteries faster than cold.

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