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 Post subject: Re: Is My 12V Battery Dying
PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:12 pm 
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Why would you start a new thread?


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 Post subject: Re: Is My 12V Battery Dying
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:48 am 
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I finally bit the bullet and replaced my 12v battery with the Bosch AGM ($179 if you order online and pick up in store at Pep Boys, the battery was in stock 4 year warranty).

The battery was slightly *taller* than the prior battery so i had to use a longer battery stay (the threaded rod on the back of the battery). Fortunately i had one laying around out of a pair i'd bought when i had this same problem on a different car. It needed to be about 1/2 inch longer. I could've taken the plastic battery tray out from under the battery though to make it fit if needed. I did spring for the $1.70 "battery terminal grease" (which is probably a scam) and put it on the mating surfaces on the terminals at the time i installed the battery.

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 Post subject: Re: Is My 12V Battery Dying
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:50 pm 
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n3ckf wrote:
I finally bit the bullet and replaced my 12v battery with the Bosch AGM ($179 if you order online and pick up in store at Pep Boys, the battery was in stock 4 year warranty).

The battery was slightly *taller* than the prior battery so i had to use a longer battery stay (the threaded rod on the back of the battery). Fortunately i had one laying around out of a pair i'd bought when i had this same problem on a different car. It needed to be about 1/2 inch longer. I could've taken the plastic battery tray out from under the battery though to make it fit if needed. I did spring for the $1.70 "battery terminal grease" (which is probably a scam) and put it on the mating surfaces on the terminals at the time i installed the battery.


The original threaded rod works... you missed the hole that it is designed to fit in.


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 Post subject: Re: Is My 12V Battery Dying
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:22 am 
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TonyWilliams wrote:
The original threaded rod works... you missed the hole that it is designed to fit in.


You have to admit, that's very easy to do on this vehicle.

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