Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Discussion > 1st Gen. Tacomas

Notices

New battery - now battery hold down doesn't fit

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-26-2012, 01:23 PM   #1
Madjik_Man [OP] Madjik_Man is offline
The Rembrandt of Rattle Can
Madjik_Man is one of the sharper tools in the shedMadjik_Man is one of the sharper tools in the shedMadjik_Man is one of the sharper tools in the shedMadjik_Man is one of the sharper tools in the shedMadjik_Man is one of the sharper tools in the shedMadjik_Man is one of the sharper tools in the shedMadjik_Man is one of the sharper tools in the shedMadjik_Man is one of the sharper tools in the shedMadjik_Man is one of the sharper tools in the shedMadjik_Man is one of the sharper tools in the shedMadjik_Man is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Madjik_Man's Avatar
Joined: Dec 2009, #26893
Location: Boulder, CO
Gender: Male
Posts: 9,197
Madjik_Man's Tacoma Gallery
New battery - now battery hold down doesn't fit

Put in a Diehard Platinum and it's taller than the previous battery I had in.

So now the hold down bracket doesn't even come close to reaching the bottom of the battery or tray (the rear post thing with a hook at the end)

If I just tighten down the front 12mm bolt it doesn't do shit. The battery just slides side to side, front to back.

What is the solution?
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2012, 01:23 PM   #2
Bam-Ba-Lam
Detective_Dan is one of the sharper tools in the shedDetective_Dan is one of the sharper tools in the shedDetective_Dan is one of the sharper tools in the shedDetective_Dan is one of the sharper tools in the shedDetective_Dan is one of the sharper tools in the shedDetective_Dan is one of the sharper tools in the shedDetective_Dan is one of the sharper tools in the shedDetective_Dan is one of the sharper tools in the shedDetective_Dan is one of the sharper tools in the shedDetective_Dan is one of the sharper tools in the shedDetective_Dan is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Detective_Dan's Avatar
Air Force: Aerospace Ground Equipment Mechanic
Name: Jason
Joined: Dec 2009, #27235
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Gender: Guy
Posts: 4,148
Detective_Dan's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Madjik_Man View Post
Put in a Diehard Platinum and it's taller than the previous battery I had in.

So now the hold down bracket doesn't even come close to reaching the bottom of the battery or tray (the rear post thing with a hook at the end)

If I just tighten down the front 12mm bolt it doesn't do shit. The battery just slides side to side, front to back.

What is the solution?
a different hold bracket
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2012, 01:27 PM   #3
RAT Products
isu2014 is one of the sharper tools in the shedisu2014 is one of the sharper tools in the shedisu2014 is one of the sharper tools in the shedisu2014 is one of the sharper tools in the shedisu2014 is one of the sharper tools in the shedisu2014 is one of the sharper tools in the shedisu2014 is one of the sharper tools in the shedisu2014 is one of the sharper tools in the shedisu2014 is one of the sharper tools in the shedisu2014 is one of the sharper tools in the shedisu2014 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
isu2014's Avatar
Name: Ryan
Joined: Apr 2010, #35140
Location: Ames, IA
Age: 23
Gender: Dude
Posts: 10,695
isu2014's Tacoma Gallery
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...uestid=9301322
or
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...uestid=9301890
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2012, 01:27 PM   #4
That one guy
Aw9d is one of the sharper tools in the shedAw9d is one of the sharper tools in the shedAw9d is one of the sharper tools in the shedAw9d is one of the sharper tools in the shedAw9d is one of the sharper tools in the shedAw9d is one of the sharper tools in the shedAw9d is one of the sharper tools in the shedAw9d is one of the sharper tools in the shedAw9d is one of the sharper tools in the shedAw9d is one of the sharper tools in the shedAw9d is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Aw9d's Avatar
Joined: Nov 2011, #66635
Location: Az
Gender: Male
Posts: 9,334
Aw9d's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Detective_Dan View Post
a different hold bracket
Yup. Or fabricate something.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2012, 01:29 PM   #5
Madjik_Man [OP] Madjik_Man is offline
The Rembrandt of Rattle Can
Madjik_Man is one of the sharper tools in the shedMadjik_Man is one of the sharper tools in the shedMadjik_Man is one of the sharper tools in the shedMadjik_Man is one of the sharper tools in the shedMadjik_Man is one of the sharper tools in the shedMadjik_Man is one of the sharper tools in the shedMadjik_Man is one of the sharper tools in the shedMadjik_Man is one of the sharper tools in the shedMadjik_Man is one of the sharper tools in the shedMadjik_Man is one of the sharper tools in the shedMadjik_Man is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Madjik_Man's Avatar
Joined: Dec 2009, #26893
Location: Boulder, CO
Gender: Male
Posts: 9,197
Madjik_Man's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Detective_Dan View Post
a different hold bracket
Thank you, Capt Obvious

Thank you very much

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aw9d View Post
Yup. Or fabricate something.
My bungee cord/zip tie contraption didn't do shit either.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2012, 01:31 PM   #6
Senior Member
DrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Nov 2010, #46791
Gender: Male
Posts: 15,089
DrewH's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Madjik_Man View Post
Put in a Diehard Platinum and it's taller than the previous battery I had in.

So now the hold down bracket doesn't even come close to reaching the bottom of the battery or tray (the rear post thing with a hook at the end)

If I just tighten down the front 12mm bolt it doesn't do shit. The battery just slides side to side, front to back.

What is the solution?
Get longer bolts.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2012, 01:53 PM   #7
Regular Member
jeepdude is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeepdude is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeepdude is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeepdude is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeepdude is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeepdude is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeepdude is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeepdude is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeepdude is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeepdude is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeepdude is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
jeepdude's Avatar
Name: Jesse
Joined: Dec 2011, #68766
Location: Connecticut
Gender: Dude
Posts: 271
jeepdude's Tacoma Gallery
Is it just the bolt length? Get a couple of feet of allthread (depot, lowes, any hardware store) that fits the nut/retainer, make your own
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2012, 01:54 PM   #8
Senior Member
headhunter247 is one of the sharper tools in the shedheadhunter247 is one of the sharper tools in the shedheadhunter247 is one of the sharper tools in the shedheadhunter247 is one of the sharper tools in the shedheadhunter247 is one of the sharper tools in the shedheadhunter247 is one of the sharper tools in the shedheadhunter247 is one of the sharper tools in the shedheadhunter247 is one of the sharper tools in the shedheadhunter247 is one of the sharper tools in the shedheadhunter247 is one of the sharper tools in the shedheadhunter247 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
headhunter247's Avatar
Joined: Oct 2008, #10013
Location: St. Louis, MO area
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,235
headhunter247's Tacoma Gallery
I had the same issue. Autozone sells exactly what you need for like $4
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2012, 04:32 PM   #9
Madjik_Man [OP] Madjik_Man is offline
The Rembrandt of Rattle Can
Madjik_Man is one of the sharper tools in the shedMadjik_Man is one of the sharper tools in the shedMadjik_Man is one of the sharper tools in the shedMadjik_Man is one of the sharper tools in the shedMadjik_Man is one of the sharper tools in the shedMadjik_Man is one of the sharper tools in the shedMadjik_Man is one of the sharper tools in the shedMadjik_Man is one of the sharper tools in the shedMadjik_Man is one of the sharper tools in the shedMadjik_Man is one of the sharper tools in the shedMadjik_Man is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Madjik_Man's Avatar
Joined: Dec 2009, #26893
Location: Boulder, CO
Gender: Male
Posts: 9,197
Madjik_Man's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by headhunter247 View Post
I had the same issue. Autozone sells exactly what you need for like $4
That's what I bought... one of those longer rods and wingnut.

It's not totally snug but I'm hoping it'll hold during 4-wheeling
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2012, 10:22 PM   #10
Member
BAZZMAZZA has a spectacular aura aboutBAZZMAZZA has a spectacular aura aboutBAZZMAZZA has a spectacular aura about
 
BAZZMAZZA's Avatar
Navy:
Joined: May 2011, #57469
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Gender: Male
Posts: 61
BAZZMAZZA's Tacoma Gallery
I had the same issue and fabricated a couple spacers /blocks of wood. I think I just cut a couple pieces from some 1/2 inch ply board and was GTG. A couple spacers should do the trick.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2012, 10:39 PM   #11
Truck ~n~ Tow
TacoDell is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoDell is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoDell is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoDell is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoDell is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoDell is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoDell is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoDell is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoDell is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoDell is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoDell is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
TacoDell's Avatar
Navy: BU3....   Builder with NMCB3 1981-1986...  SeaBee's if that's easier...
Joined: Jun 2008, #7448
Location: Hemet/SoCal
Gender: Male
Posts: 868
TacoDell's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Madjik_Man View Post
Put in a Diehard Platinum and it's taller than the previous battery I had in.
So now the hold down bracket doesn't even come close to reaching
please post pictars just for the entertainment of it
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2012, 08:18 AM   #12
LT Chase Truck
mikesdoublecab is one of the sharper tools in the shedmikesdoublecab is one of the sharper tools in the shedmikesdoublecab is one of the sharper tools in the shedmikesdoublecab is one of the sharper tools in the shedmikesdoublecab is one of the sharper tools in the shedmikesdoublecab is one of the sharper tools in the shedmikesdoublecab is one of the sharper tools in the shedmikesdoublecab is one of the sharper tools in the shedmikesdoublecab is one of the sharper tools in the shedmikesdoublecab is one of the sharper tools in the shedmikesdoublecab is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
mikesdoublecab's Avatar
Name: Mohawk Mike
Joined: Jun 2008, #7334
Location: Glendale, CA
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,949
mikesdoublecab's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aw9d View Post
Yup. Or fabricate something.
years ago, there was someone on TTORA who was welding up custom tie down brackets for the Optimas... i got one and it keeps my yellow top really secured...

try to find a welder in your area who can create a bracket for you, especially if you are wheeling...

i have seen someone whose aftermarket battery popped out from under a DIY bracket mod and it sent the battery right into the fan... he was pretty pissed since we were out in the middle of the desert, but luckily it only cracked a small piece of the fan blade off...
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2012, 03:22 PM   #13
Bam-Ba-Lam
Detective_Dan is one of the sharper tools in the shedDetective_Dan is one of the sharper tools in the shedDetective_Dan is one of the sharper tools in the shedDetective_Dan is one of the sharper tools in the shedDetective_Dan is one of the sharper tools in the shedDetective_Dan is one of the sharper tools in the shedDetective_Dan is one of the sharper tools in the shedDetective_Dan is one of the sharper tools in the shedDetective_Dan is one of the sharper tools in the shedDetective_Dan is one of the sharper tools in the shedDetective_Dan is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Detective_Dan's Avatar
Air Force: Aerospace Ground Equipment Mechanic
Name: Jason
Joined: Dec 2009, #27235
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Gender: Guy
Posts: 4,148
Detective_Dan's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Madjik_Man View Post
Thank you, Capt Obvious
Hey you asked lol. That's the proper fix for it. Try vatozone or try to fabricate a tie down with flat steel stock
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2012, 08:40 PM   #14
Senior Member
paranoid56 is one of the sharper tools in the shedparanoid56 is one of the sharper tools in the shedparanoid56 is one of the sharper tools in the shedparanoid56 is one of the sharper tools in the shedparanoid56 is one of the sharper tools in the shedparanoid56 is one of the sharper tools in the shedparanoid56 is one of the sharper tools in the shedparanoid56 is one of the sharper tools in the shedparanoid56 is one of the sharper tools in the shedparanoid56 is one of the sharper tools in the shedparanoid56 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
paranoid56's Avatar
Joined: Jul 2012, #83443
Location: San Diego
Gender: Male
Posts: 765
paranoid56's Tacoma Gallery
how about get the right battery for the truck?
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2012, 10:05 PM   #15
4WD 4WD is offline
cRaZy oLdmAn
4WD is one of the sharper tools in the shed4WD is one of the sharper tools in the shed4WD is one of the sharper tools in the shed4WD is one of the sharper tools in the shed4WD is one of the sharper tools in the shed4WD is one of the sharper tools in the shed4WD is one of the sharper tools in the shed4WD is one of the sharper tools in the shed4WD is one of the sharper tools in the shed4WD is one of the sharper tools in the shed4WD is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
4WD's Avatar
Name: Doug
Joined: Jul 2009, #19185
Location: Lakeside,CA
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Posts: 21,503
4WD's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by BAZZMAZZA View Post
I had the same issue and fabricated a couple spacers /blocks of wood. I think I just cut a couple pieces from some 1/2 inch ply board and was GTG. A couple spacers should do the trick.

My new batt. was too short also......



  Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2012, 07:51 AM   #18
Senior Member
Shadetree is one of the sharper tools in the shedShadetree is one of the sharper tools in the shedShadetree is one of the sharper tools in the shedShadetree is one of the sharper tools in the shedShadetree is one of the sharper tools in the shedShadetree is one of the sharper tools in the shedShadetree is one of the sharper tools in the shedShadetree is one of the sharper tools in the shedShadetree is one of the sharper tools in the shedShadetree is one of the sharper tools in the shedShadetree is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Army: Computer Repair STRATCOM
Name: BiLL
Joined: Dec 2010, #48053
Location: Bozeman, Montana
Gender: Male
Posts: 392
Shadetree's Tacoma Gallery
Excessive vibration kills lead-acid batteries because the active plate material is prematurely knocked off causing a loss of capacity or performance. The settlement builds in the bottom of the battery until it shorts out the plates on some batteries causing a premature battery failure. So you should find or make a hold down clamp or you will be replacing your battery sooner than you expected.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2012, 01:42 PM   #19
Truck ~n~ Tow
TacoDell is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoDell is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoDell is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoDell is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoDell is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoDell is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoDell is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoDell is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoDell is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoDell is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoDell is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
TacoDell's Avatar
Navy: BU3....   Builder with NMCB3 1981-1986...  SeaBee's if that's easier...
Joined: Jun 2008, #7448
Location: Hemet/SoCal
Gender: Male
Posts: 868
TacoDell's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4WD View Post
My new batt. was too short also......





edit:
oh and f 'dem plastic spacers too... I have an unused one (fits the 34-34/78 YT)
...if anyone wants it lemme know

* the oem battery hold down can be easily modified to work very well
...does require some light fab/welding tho'

  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ATV battery keeps going dead...and its a new battery. HELP!!! RBoyd0325 All Terrain Vehicles 10 09-17-2012 12:17 PM
HO alternator/Dual Battery/Battery Separator/"Big 3 Upgrade chazjb 1st Gen. Tacomas 13 04-09-2012 05:13 AM
Lawnmower battery as a second battery? Rhino Technical Chat 0 11-22-2011 10:35 PM
Need new battery easyeatlanta 2nd Gen. Tacomas 9 11-14-2010 11:49 PM
Looking for a new battery. eight3one_offroad Performance and Tuning 17 07-15-2010 05:53 AM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.