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Old 04-05-2013, 02:56 PM
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7.3 battery problems, need help!

Hey everyone, ive noticed that my battery light came on a couple days ago but everything seemed fine and it was holding a charge, now it wont even turn over. im told i need 2 new batteries. would one do just fine for now until my next paycheck comes in? and is there any special way or precautions i should be aware of before putting in a new battery? just curious because im new to the diesel, Thanks.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:07 PM
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Depends on how "bad" they both are. One may get you by, but you could also damage the new one by doing so. They should be changed in pairs so as to extend the life of both.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:37 PM
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alright thanks alot man, is there a certain type of battery like is there such thing as a battery made especially for diesels? Any certain brands i should look for?
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Not a special type, but MINIMAL 750CCA/batt.
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I would check the alternator as well.
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