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How long did your first Battery last?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dougmays, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. Apr 17, 2009 at 7:40 AM
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    dougmays

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    i have a 07 Taco (bought in April 07) and i still have the same battery. I've noticed lately that i'll get inconsistent starts. Most of the time it takes a few more cranks to start then it used to.

    I'm wondering if its time for a new battery? i haven't had it tested yet and i also should check the liquid levels inside. Just wondering how long you all lasted on your first battery
     
  2. Apr 17, 2009 at 7:44 AM
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    raskal311

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  3. Apr 17, 2009 at 7:46 AM
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    brianr

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  4. Apr 17, 2009 at 7:47 AM
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    lsocoee

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    Feb 07 and still going strong. We have similar weather here in New Orleans. If you're having problems now, just wait till the Summer heat hits it.

    Most of my trips are at least 25 miles and I think that helps keep the battery maintained.
     
  5. Apr 17, 2009 at 7:55 AM
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    dougmays

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    hmmm...i drive to and from work mostly, 8miles at a time. If i'm working out in my garage i usually play my radio from the truck for an hour or so at at time. ususally takes alittle longer to crank but eventually starts up. maybe i should check the liquid levels in the battery
     
  6. Apr 17, 2009 at 7:57 AM
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    brianr

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  7. Apr 17, 2009 at 7:59 AM
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    i bought a 2003 Acura RSX Type S back in 2005. The battery just died this past winter (Minnesota). That particular car lasted 6 years and I'm hoping for the same on this truck.
     
  8. Apr 17, 2009 at 8:01 AM
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    pataco

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    still on my fact. batt.05
     
  9. Apr 17, 2009 at 8:04 AM
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    Still on the factory one here. The heat here usually kills them in 2 or 3 years, so I'm sure it will be done after this summer. Had to replace my mom's in her 05 Lexus last year, and my wife's in her 06 Murano last year as well.
     
  10. Apr 17, 2009 at 8:10 AM
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    Still going strong here, 2.5 years.

    reading your post, sounds like you just need a tuneup. How many miles?
     
  11. Apr 17, 2009 at 8:16 AM
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    May 06 here. Factory battery but it's cranking over slower nowadays. I've also put mine in the garage for several weeks at a time without driving it and that doesn't help.
     
  12. Apr 17, 2009 at 8:21 AM
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    I had the original battery in my 96 Taco until 2 years ago. It lasted 11 years.
     
  13. Apr 17, 2009 at 8:23 AM
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    Joe B

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    You should get one of those Battery Tenders.Keeping a battery fully charged keeps them going for many years.Truck sitting causing discharging and charging is what kills a battery.
    My truck sits a few days at a time,sometimes more than a week.I have a Battery Tender and would use it but I don't use the garage.:eek:
     
  14. Apr 17, 2009 at 8:36 AM
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    I think every battery I have ever had lasted right about the 5 year mark, didn't matter if I bought 60 month or 72 month they all lasted about the same
     
  15. Apr 17, 2009 at 8:42 AM
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    Dec 2004. Original battery still. Not as strong starting on the cold days this past winter. replacement might be on horizon by next winter.
     
  16. Apr 17, 2009 at 8:53 AM
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    Original battery in my '98 4Runner lasted around 8 years, and almost 200,000 miles... On the way home from a trip to Moab in the summer, it finally gave out. I must have boiled that fucker, because it was giving off an awful sulfur odor, so I stopped and replaced it right away.
     
  17. Apr 17, 2009 at 10:28 AM
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  18. Apr 21, 2009 at 4:38 PM
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  19. Apr 21, 2009 at 4:41 PM
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    2005 i got mine and im still going strong still have factory battery
     
  20. Apr 21, 2009 at 5:23 PM
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    Im prety shure these are maintenance free batteries.
     
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