Serious Explorations Ford Explorer and Ranger Message Board
#1 Resource for Ford Explorer and Ranger Owners - By Enthusiasts, for Enthusiasts.


Ford Explorer Generation Guide

EF Swag Store 2015 Ford Explorer Forums Elite Membership Chat Room My Posts Reviews Explorer Photo Gallery
Go Back   Ford Explorer and Ranger Forums "Serious Explorations" > Ford Explorer Ranger Repair - Troubleshooting - Modifications & Detailing Forums > 2002 - 2005 Explorer Mountaineer 3rd Generation > Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers

Notices

Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers Questions related to non-modified 2002 - 2005 Explorers and Mountaineers. Problem solving, maintenance, TSB, service bulletins, owner reviews, specifications. Sport Trac and Sport use the 1995-2001 forum.

Battery size.. please help..!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-24-2010, 01:49 PM   #1
SwedenBob
Bergsjo
02 XLT 2WD
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 110

Vehicle Specs

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Original Poster)
Battery size.. please help..!

My car is a Explorer 2002 XLT 2 wd
since it was equiped with wrong battery when i bought it, i cannot fit the
plast box that goes above it....
can someone please tell me the correct size of the right one..?
Height lenght and wide
thanks
Robert
SwedenBob is offline   Reply With Quote
( Join the Elite Explorers )

For only $20 per year you can become an Elite Explorer member. Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose and fix problems yourself, and learn which modifications really work without having to experiment on your own. Elite Explorer members can change the forum "styles" to eliminate most ads, including blue underlined links, and no ads on photos. Other benefits include the ability to store 1000 Private Messages, upload photo attachments directly to your posts and to our Photo Gallery and more. Join the Elite Explorers today.


Old 08-24-2010, 02:03 PM   #2
BigRondo
USMC 1371
Worcester, MA
 
BigRondo's Avatar
2002 XLT V6 4x4
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 8,045

Vehicle Specs

Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 83 Post(s)
Bob, I searched on Interstate Batteries web site and came up with these dimensions:


Width: 7.5"
Length: 12"
Height: 7.5"




__________________
Rondo - USMC, Combat Engineer, 1983-1996
Click here for a list of my write-ups!

Quote:
Originally Posted by FIND on 4-22-13
Don't mess with Boston. They will drop everything, hunt you down, and then go on like you never existed once they are done cleaning up the mess.
BigRondo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2010, 02:17 PM   #3
Joe Dirt
Elite Explorer
 
Joe Dirt's Avatar
07 Camry
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 13,442

Vehicle Specs

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Tack Rondo!




__________________
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
Joe Dirt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2010, 02:19 PM   #4
SwedenBob
Bergsjo
02 XLT 2WD
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 110

Vehicle Specs

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Original Poster)
thanks BigRondo
what is the amp size?
i live in Sweden Europe and here we count the amp size a little different i think then in the US.
here most common size for European cars is 45 Amp/hour but we can of course get bigger too, my guess it should be around 75 amp/hour.. is that correct?
/Robert
SwedenBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2010, 02:50 PM   #5
BigRondo
USMC 1371
Worcester, MA
 
BigRondo's Avatar
2002 XLT V6 4x4
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 8,045

Vehicle Specs

Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 83 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Dirt View Post
Tack Rondo!
Joe, I gotta admit, I'm confused.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SwedenBob View Post
thanks BigRondo
what is the amp size?
i live in Sweden Europe and here we count the amp size a little different i think then in the US.
here most common size for European cars is 45 Amp/hour but we can of course get bigger too, my guess it should be around 75 amp/hour.. is that correct?
/Robert
Bob Interstate has 2 listed with 675 Cold Cranking Amps & 850 Cold Cranking Amps. I entered 2002 Explorer V6 to find the batteries.

Here is the link: Interstate Batteries 2002 Explorer

- Rondo




__________________
Rondo - USMC, Combat Engineer, 1983-1996
Click here for a list of my write-ups!

Quote:
Originally Posted by FIND on 4-22-13
Don't mess with Boston. They will drop everything, hunt you down, and then go on like you never existed once they are done cleaning up the mess.
BigRondo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2010, 02:53 PM   #6
Joe Dirt
Elite Explorer
 
Joe Dirt's Avatar
07 Camry
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 13,442

Vehicle Specs

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Tack = Thank you in Swedish!




__________________
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
Joe Dirt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2010, 03:01 PM   #7
SwedenBob
Bergsjo
02 XLT 2WD
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 110

Vehicle Specs

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Original Poster)
Varsagod = you are welcome ..!!
in the US they count the ampsize different than we here in old Europe does..
but my guess is that 75 Amp/hours will be fine
basically we count how many amps the battery can give under an hour..
SwedenBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2010, 07:43 PM   #8
imp
Missouri Ozarks
2004 XLT
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 1,704

Vehicle Specs

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 62 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SwedenBob View Post
Varsagod = you are welcome ..!!
in the US they count the ampsize different than we here in old Europe does..
but my guess is that 75 Amp/hours will be fine
basically we count how many amps the battery can give under an hour..
For Information: Ampere-Hours is the most correct rating to specify battery performance. However, since it is a technical term, our suppliers in America have adopted "Cold Cranking Amps" as a common comparison method. Generally, I have always preferred to use the Group 65 size battery in my vehicles, if it will fit the tray provided. 65 for many years provided about the highest Cranking Amps figure, and it sits lower than the other "biggie", Group 24. In recent years, several other slighly smaller (physically) batteries have been marketed with similar ratings.

Regarding the plastic cover found in, I think, Gen. 3 Explorers, when I bought my 2004, it had the plastic cover in place, which I have discarded in order to use Group 65.

In general, the rating or capacity of a lead-acid battery may be roughly judged by it's comparative weight. When one lifts a Group 65, for example, it feels extremely heavy, which reflects the amount of lead contained in it. imp
imp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2010, 10:43 PM   #9
BigRondo
USMC 1371
Worcester, MA
 
BigRondo's Avatar
2002 XLT V6 4x4
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 8,045

Vehicle Specs

Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 83 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Dirt View Post
Tack = Thank you in Swedish!
Varsagod Joe!

Quote:
Originally Posted by imp View Post
For Information: Ampere-Hours is the most correct rating to specify battery performance. However, since it is a technical term, our suppliers in America have adopted "Cold Cranking Amps" as a common comparison method. Generally, I have always preferred to use the Group 65 size battery in my vehicles, if it will fit the tray provided. 65 for many years provided about the highest Cranking Amps figure, and it sits lower than the other "biggie", Group 24. In recent years, several other slighly smaller (physically) batteries have been marketed with similar ratings.

Regarding the plastic cover found in, I think, Gen. 3 Explorers, when I bought my 2004, it had the plastic cover in place, which I have discarded in order to use Group 65.

In general, the rating or capacity of a lead-acid battery may be roughly judged by it's comparative weight. When one lifts a Group 65, for example, it feels extremely heavy, which reflects the amount of lead contained in it. imp
More words of wisdom from imp!




__________________
Rondo - USMC, Combat Engineer, 1983-1996
Click here for a list of my write-ups!

Quote:
Originally Posted by FIND on 4-22-13
Don't mess with Boston. They will drop everything, hunt you down, and then go on like you never existed once they are done cleaning up the mess.
BigRondo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2013, 05:33 PM   #10
mjp3262
Rhode Island
02 XLT 4.6L V8
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 80

Vehicle Specs

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
It's a Group 65 battery.
mjp3262 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Suggest this thread to friends:



Join the "Elite Explorers" Today!



Search Explorer Forum


Top of Page

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:16 PM.



US Flag
We Support Our Troops!

Explore the site!


Copyright 2014 - 1996 Rick Horwitz Photography



Ford Motor Company is not involved in the management of this site in any way.



All tips on this site are for use at your own risk and discretion.

Modifying the suspension on any vehicle will cause changes to its handling characteristics.



Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.