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Battery dead...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by krimson, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. Jun 5, 2011 at 12:48 PM
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    krimson

    krimson [OP] Nothin

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    So, my Truck has been having symptoms of a bad battery for the last few days and this morning it finally died on me. Any recommendations on a new battery? I was thinking of getting an optima, or a DuraLast.. My truck is an 09, with 39XXX miles on it.. Is it possible that I might be able to get an OEM battery for free if it's still under warranty? Money is tight right now, and I don't want to spend 200+ on a new battery.
     
  2. Jun 5, 2011 at 12:51 PM
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    then don't bro...you live in LA, so you don't need anything beefy, just get one that will turn your truck over..all decent brands have huge warranties anyway so you'll be covered
     
  3. Jun 5, 2011 at 12:53 PM
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    NelsonTacoma

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    Should still be covered under warranty. Otherwise the Optima battery is your best bet. Duralasts are cheap and don't last but will work ok.
     
  4. Jun 5, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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    I would call your service rep at the dealership if you are still under the warranty They will replace it for you.
     
  5. Jun 5, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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    Optimas are really great
     
  6. Jun 5, 2011 at 1:00 PM
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    interstate is my go-to brand
     
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    Have the alternator checked before you buy a new battery. Batteries should last at least four or five years of normal use.
     
  8. Jun 5, 2011 at 1:01 PM
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    Bubbarr

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    That is weird that your battery died. Mine just did the same thing and I have 34k miles on mine and it too is a 2009.
     
  9. Jun 5, 2011 at 1:05 PM
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    It's only having problems trying to get the truck started.. It was struggling to get started for the last few days. So more than likely it's my battery not my Alternator.. I hope...
     
  10. Jun 5, 2011 at 1:07 PM
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    I talked to my friend that owns a 08 Camry, he told me his battery died in 2 years and a week right after his car turned 2 years old. So it is common with the Toyota OEM Batteries.
     
  11. Jun 5, 2011 at 1:09 PM
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    same thing happend to my 05. guess it is common...
     
  12. Jun 5, 2011 at 1:13 PM
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    Interstate is a horrible winter battery just an FYI, in Canada they are concidered the joke brand of battery. I've seen so many fail come cold season
     
  13. Jun 5, 2011 at 1:15 PM
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    Mines been slowly dying I notice it in my sound system it will be fine for a little while then my speakers go out I check voltage and I only get about 8.5 volts sorry to hack but what do you guys think .. is mine the battery going or is it the altenator? Its a 2010 with 9300 miles
     
  14. Jun 5, 2011 at 1:18 PM
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    If its that sudden I'd say clean your connections, loose power wire or ground somewheres.
     
  15. Jun 5, 2011 at 1:19 PM
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    Dammit man .. will they try to void warranty with my sound system?
     
  16. Jun 5, 2011 at 1:21 PM
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    I would do that but my sub amp stays on but not my speaker amp
     
  17. Jun 5, 2011 at 1:23 PM
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    Start checking wires man, and battery terminals for corrosion

    Edit: Nevermind your a 2010, start checking for loose wires
     
  18. Jun 5, 2011 at 1:40 PM
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    All my wires have been checked its a rockford fosgate 500v4 brand new and it'll keep flashing the protect as if I have a short but I don't im beginning to wonder if its something internal to the amp
     
  19. Jun 5, 2011 at 2:26 PM
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    If the alternator isn't keeping the battery fully charged, it would produce the same symptoms.

    I once replaced a battery and then found, when the new battery also failed, that the real problem was a corroded-through negative main ground. Repaired that and it was fine...the original battery was probably fine too, just running down as the car struggled to charge through bad wiring on short trips.
     
  20. Jun 5, 2011 at 3:13 PM
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    If you are running a big power amp you may be exceeding hte alternator's output which will slowly kill your battery. Many high amp stereo installations need a bigger alternator.
     
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