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Battery questions

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by green28, September 30, 2011.

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    1. green28

      green28 New Member

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      So we've only had the Moutaineer for about two weeks, and the wife went out this morning and battery was dead. I didn't have much time to mess with it, just had her take another vehicle. She has a charger spliter and had a phone charger and the kids DVD player plugged into the charging spot down by the passenger footwell. Does that suck power overnight? I noticed the little lights were on the chargers this morning. Also it was cold so it could just be a weak battery.

      So question two is what size battery do I need to get. Gonna run out after work and pick one up, any suggestions?
       
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      Every thing you have pluged in is pulling power in addition to what the vehicle uses for memory. Most good to better batteries are rated at 5-7 years (60-84 months). You should have a size 65 battery, they come in sizes according to engine/vehicle requirements, where the terminals and space available. I would get a name brand & 84 month, which has a higher cranking Amps. Take your old battery with you, that way you will not be charged for the core return. Thats about $ 15.00. I hope this helps you out.
       
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      Think that answers my questions. I'll run out and grab a new battery in that size after work. I'll also have her unplug that stuff while the SUV is shut off. Thanks.
       
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      How did you make out with the battery replace.
       
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      Pretty simple and it did the trick. The old battery was over 6 years old so I'm glad I just switched it while it was dead at home instead of jumping it and having it die again somewhere else. Went with an 8 year Duralast Gold with 850 CCA and 1000 CA.
       

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