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Does you battery sit on the bare metal????

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Kuneff, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. Dec 2, 2009 at 8:46 AM
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    Kuneff

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    or is there supposed to be an additional piece that goes on top the metal for the battery to sit on?
     
  2. Dec 2, 2009 at 8:47 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    My first gen did.
     
  3. Dec 2, 2009 at 8:53 AM
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    Kuneff

    Kuneff [OP] Carpe Diem

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    Sweet... I guess thats one less part I am missing... :D
     
  4. Dec 2, 2009 at 9:18 AM
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    HondaGM

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    mine has a thin plastic piece under the battery.thinking about buying a battery box just in case .my 03 started leaking acid out,got all over everything and was a mess to clean up.
     
  5. Dec 2, 2009 at 9:31 AM
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    chris4x4

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    The second gens have the plastic. First gens have metal. ;)
     
  6. Dec 2, 2009 at 5:00 PM
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    EnolaGaia

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    My 2001 and 2004 Tacos have a plastic tray that the battery sits on / in. It's only held in place by a nub / stub that fits into a hole in the metal structure underneath.
     
  7. Dec 2, 2009 at 5:14 PM
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    chris4x4

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    My bad. I thought all the first gens. :eek:
     
  8. Dec 2, 2009 at 8:58 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    yep..mines got a plastic piece under the battery as well.
     
  9. Dec 3, 2009 at 5:46 AM
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    funny you say that becuase I just had a leaking battery... I had to use baking soda and water to nutralize the effected areas...
     
  10. Dec 3, 2009 at 5:54 AM
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    dexterdog

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    The plastic part may not be OEM. Aftermarket batteries to be more universal can come with plastic trays to make up for height differences in varying applications.
     
  11. Dec 3, 2009 at 3:52 PM
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    I just replaced my OEM battery in my 2001 PreRunner this past weekend (8 years on that battery, no complaints) and it had a stock plastic tray under it which fit into a couple of holes in the metal below.
     
  12. Dec 3, 2009 at 4:04 PM
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    It's the same with the 2nd generation.
     
  13. Dec 6, 2009 at 11:43 AM
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    Is the Positive terminal on the fender well side or engine side????
     
  14. Dec 6, 2009 at 4:00 PM
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    POS is on the engine side. I know because I had to jump mine today. For the passed 2 weeks I noticed it wasn't cranking over fast, and was thinking it's time for a new battery. Today with the snow, and very cold temps, it wouldn't turn over fast enough to start the truck. I know it's just the battery because if it only sits for a few hours or less, it's fine. Over night or a full day of not running, it cranks very slow. That tells me the charging system is OK, just that my battery isn't holding a charge very long. I'll have to get one this week. I'll say that these new battery "Jump Boxes" are the best invention yet. I'm glad I have one. No more jumper cables and having to ask someone for a jump.
     
  15. Dec 6, 2009 at 6:56 PM
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    ^ awesome... thanks. :D
     
  16. Dec 6, 2009 at 7:02 PM
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    yupp i have a plastic tray and its stock
    sooo i guess your missing that too huh?
     
  17. Dec 6, 2009 at 7:12 PM
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    I got a Plastic tray for mine, I want to get a Ballistic Fab battery box.
     
  18. Dec 6, 2009 at 7:16 PM
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    Nope. not now. There was a Tacoma at the junk yard, smashed in the driver front corner... So I bent the F ouf of the core support so i could get the busted battery off the tray. :D I had to use a heat gun to get the tray flat again. :D
     
  19. Dec 7, 2009 at 8:44 PM
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    It looks like you already got some answers, but my battery died just yesterday and I got a new one in today. I looked for you, and there's a metal plate attached to the fender. Then, there's a plastic plate that sits in some holes in the metal plate. Mine's been cranking slow in the morning for awhile and yesterday it went rrr...rrr...rrr clickclickclick... damn. I got one of those jumper boxes too, it's sweet. Anyway,

    Here's the view of the battery from the front of the truck

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    Here's the metal plate without the plastic plate in (it fits into the holes you see.) The front bumper is towards the left

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    Here's the plastic plate installed

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    It looks to me like the plastic plate would catch anything that leaks out. Hope this helps!
     
  20. Dec 7, 2009 at 10:42 PM
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    I also have the battery plastic tray.
     
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