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post #1 of 22 Old 12-15-2010, 06:00 AM Thread Starter
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Ok so my batteries are over 5 years old. Yesterday was the first day of extreme cold, 6 as the low, and it took a while to crank (not plugged in). The dealership says my batteries test out fine but I dont like the thought of them being 5 years old and it getting that cold. Should I fork out the 200+ for new batteries or should they be good to go since they tested out? I dont want them to crap out in a month or two when I'm at school and wanting to go home.


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what cca are they load testing at? imho, i would probably do it. be sure your starter isnt just getting weak though.

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Ill find out tomorrow to see. Yeah I'm thinking change them. How would you check the starter? And would it get weak after 65k miles?


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I would wait until it gives you more issues. Just me batteries are not cheap.

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Yeah I know they arent cheap. Especially buying 2 haha. But if these will only last a few more months, then I would rather change them. What kind of life are yall seeing out of batteries?


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If they say the batteries are fine, I would not change them.

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On my 97, the motorcrafts that came in the truck lasted 8 years. Even then it would start, just not real well.

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i got 9 motnths from my wally world batts before they gave me trouble. at one year one was toast. to my surprise they repalced both! what a releif. it was a budget thing at the time, next set will be a better set.

not sure how to test the start unless its with good batts. id have the load tested and go from there...

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I hope to load test them again tomorrow. When I do get new ones, what kind do yall recommend?


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I only got 2 years out of Dura last gold tops. Just went to Autozone Saturday and they gave me 2 new covered under warranty. I like to get my moneys worth out of stuff, but I'm not willing to take a chance at it being dead in a parking lot one day, especially with it being cold right now.

My vote would be, go ahead and just grab some new ones.
My next batteries will be motorcraft, or interstate.

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