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post #1 of 8 Old 12-27-2008, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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After not quite two years my batteries are not staying charged. It happens most when it is cold. I am charging one of the batteries. I have two questions:

1) Is 2 years the average time for battery life on PSD's ?
2) Do I only have to charge one of the batteries, and the other battery will charge automatically since it is connected via cables.

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if its not around alot of cold then they should last alot longer than that. but idk. are you running alot of aux stuff on ur truck?

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Not REAL cold here in Houston. I do not have a lot of auxiliary electronic.

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hhmm.. i got nothin lol. for my lack of info

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We have the same probolem with the wreaker at work with a 6.0 I will try too find out what the rapair was.

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After not quite two years my batteries are not staying charged. It happens most when it is cold. I am charging one of the batteries. I have two questions:

1) Is 2 years the average time for battery life on PSD's ?
2) Do I only have to charge one of the batteries, and the other battery will charge automatically since it is connected via cables.

Thanx

Bob~!

They should last for years and i woulkd replace them as a pair. If your truck is two years old it is under warranty so take it to the dealer to have sorted out

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Mine were slow to crank and would drain down quickly with the radio on while working, after just 2 years. I did not replace under warranty

The new ones make a big difference.

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