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Can't figure out why I keep having to replace my batteries


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Chriso92972
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Mar 17, 2013, 11:45 AM

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On a 2000 f250 4x4 every winter the first time it gets cold I have to install new batteries or my truck acts like the batteries are dead it's on a 7.3


Chriso92972
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Mar 17, 2013, 12:47 PM

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I had the alt. check they said it was good I went ahead and replaced it. But no change the batteries have been replaced every year for the last 6 years I am tired of replacing them . During the summer I have never had a problem with them I am at a loss please help


Hammer Time
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Mar 17, 2013, 2:11 PM

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It's probably time to just buy better batteries. The first chill is what exposes the weaknesses.



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Chriso92972
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Mar 17, 2013, 10:12 PM

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I have bought the best I can find from ntb,autozone just about everywhere I can think of its crazy I live in texas it's not like it really gets that cold ya know this really sucks I spend 2-3 hundred every year I am getting tired of buying batteries


Hammer Time
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Mar 18, 2013, 3:06 AM

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I don't know why you are buying batteries anyway. If you are buying good batteries to start with, they will have a fee replacement warranty period of over 2 years.



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Tom Greenleaf
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Mar 20, 2013, 9:24 AM

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As HT said - buy better batteries. If this has two they have to be the same or can fight with each other.

AZ is no place for batteries IMO. Batteries can't be mishandled before you buy them as in dropped then one takes out the other if two in this,

T



Chriso92972
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Mar 25, 2013, 7:48 PM

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I have bought from NTB,autozone,etc. I buy matching batteries with the most cold cranking amps yes they do have free replacement I am just trying to figure out why I have to replace them all the time it's crazy


Tom Greenleaf
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Mar 26, 2013, 2:20 PM

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Not sure what to say sport. Been retired a loong time now and still will get batteries from NAPA local to me and not cheap either which is not the point but they will not sell junk that they know of, ever or anytime.

Can't speak for others.

Learning as I go even here that batteries suk now. Costs about $300 each to get so called Virgin LEAD batteries.

My apologies friend as my health is in the tank but the guys here are great still a free site and trust me these guys are professional,

Tom (near dead)



Sidom
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Mar 30, 2013, 11:52 AM

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Well since you only seem to be having trouble in the winter, it looks like we will be dealing with this one in about 9 months......

I'm just curious why the batteries are being changed? Is someone/shop testing these batteries and they are coming up bad?
What exactly is the problem? There are a lot of problems that can cause a vehicle to "act like" it has a dead battery.

When it's "acting" like a dead battery, this would be the time to check the battery, if the battery tests good, then the whole system needs to be looked at to see where the power is being lost....






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