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battery died :(

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by DanGer, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. Apr 23, 2009 at 10:57 AM
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    Well i walked out to my truck today and the battery was dead. I am not sure If i left anything on to kill it, but I know the headlights shut off automatically. Any idea what could have caused it or is mine really done for at 26K miles
     
  2. Apr 23, 2009 at 10:59 AM
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    Wow - I have a '06 that still has the original battery in it... 80k miles too... Wish I could tell you what it was that killed it on you. :)
     
  3. Apr 23, 2009 at 11:11 AM
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    I know that is what i am hoping. IT has been immaculate up until now, then today i turn the key and clickclickclickclickclickclickclickclick
     
  4. Apr 23, 2009 at 11:14 AM
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    I'm sure that it isn't anything major with only 26k miles on it - unless you've messed around with wiring.... Replace the battery and see if that works. :)
     
  5. Apr 23, 2009 at 11:16 AM
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    Im gonna jump it this evening when everyone is done with class then take it to advanced auto to get it tested. This wouldn't be covered under warranty would it?
     
  6. Apr 23, 2009 at 11:19 AM
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    Quite possibly... I'd call and ask... especially if it is NOT the battery. :)
     
  7. Apr 23, 2009 at 11:20 AM
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    My 06 battery died on me when I had 27,000 miles. I jumped it, but then next day it died so I just bought a new one.
     
  8. Apr 23, 2009 at 11:24 AM
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    did you try filling the battery with some transmission fluid?
     
  9. Apr 23, 2009 at 11:27 AM
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    LOL :headbang:
     
  10. Apr 23, 2009 at 11:28 AM
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    Tranny fluid goes in the coolant, COOLANT goes in the battey. :smack:
     
  11. Apr 23, 2009 at 11:29 AM
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    Dgerm, Battery "should" be covered, but I think its a call on the dealers part. FWIW, Honda replaced my Wifes battery when she was clearly out of warrenty. :)
     
  12. Apr 23, 2009 at 11:39 AM
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    hahahah nice posts! Thanks chris Is there anything i could have done to kill it? The only things I can think of is leaving the map lights on or maybe my door wasnt shut all the way but the doors were shut...
     
  13. Apr 23, 2009 at 11:42 AM
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    I want to say that the battery is pro-rated.

    You're probably better off heading over to Sears to get one of their batteries.
     
  14. Apr 23, 2009 at 11:43 AM
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    Interior light shuts off by itself after some time. Nothing off the top of my head that you could have done. Batteries usually last me only 2 years fwiw.
     
  15. Apr 23, 2009 at 11:43 AM
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    I think your right. Who knows. Try to get it covered, if not, get an Orbital, or Optima.
     
  16. Apr 23, 2009 at 11:44 AM
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    Alright thanks iso and chris! I'll hassel the dealer and see what happens. Chances are I will be headed to sears or somewhere
     
  17. Apr 23, 2009 at 11:54 AM
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    From what I hear, the Platinum Sears battery is the same thing as the Odyssey.

    When my battery dies next summer I will spring for the Sears Platinum.
     
  18. Apr 23, 2009 at 12:03 PM
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    When I got my oil changed at 30k miles they swapped in a battery cuz they said mine was going dead. I would think your warrenty would cover as mine did.
     
  19. Apr 23, 2009 at 12:06 PM
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    Ya i just called toyota and the dealer. Toyota told me it is replaceable under warranty and the dealer asked if I would be able to get it in on my own, and if not they would pick it up.
    I am going to be honest I have only had excellent experiences with my dealer down here!
     
  20. Apr 23, 2009 at 2:39 PM
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    good news!!
     
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