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Stock Battery!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacoskim, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. Oct 21, 2008 at 2:31 PM
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    tacoskim

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    well the time is up for my battery. these toyota batteries are horrible and only lasted me 40k.... so i did some research on getting a new battery. the dealership has the same as the stock ones so i said fuck that... went to pep boys and they got the cheapest battery but only 2 year warranty. am i happy i got AAA. i got a battery for $115, they came to my house and installed it in 5 mins and i got a 6 year warranty!! so if i leave my lights on over night and burn it out, AAA wil replace my battery free of charge!!!


    these stock batteries will only last you 2 years.... the lights would turn on but the engine wouldnt turn over, these 4.0 engines need alot of power to get turned.
     
  2. Oct 21, 2008 at 2:44 PM
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    Radelix

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  3. Oct 21, 2008 at 2:45 PM
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    was this the regular battery or the towing package battery?
     
  4. Oct 21, 2008 at 2:46 PM
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    thats a good question but im going to say the regular battery cuz i dont recall paying extra for a towing package
     
  5. Oct 21, 2008 at 2:49 PM
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    nocarsallowed

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    I thought the tacoma can shut off its lights automatically when not in use? cars today either have this ability, or they make an annoying sound when the lights are left on.
     
  6. Oct 21, 2008 at 3:41 PM
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    not when you open the passenger door and turn the keys, light a cigarette, and turn it off apperently. happened to be closer at the moment
     
  7. Oct 21, 2008 at 3:53 PM
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    Interesting... just yesterday, I was washing my 06 Camry and noticed that the factory battery is apparantly over charging. Somehow, the bracket that holds it in place is partially covered in that white crap, which appears to be overflowing from one of the battery's rectangular covers. As it turns out, this condition appears to be causing premature rust on the radiator support, which the battery bracket isattached to. Do you all thimnk this is a warranty issue (car has 72K).
     
  8. Oct 21, 2008 at 4:03 PM
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    ggparts

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    Battery completely dead after 5 months and was replaced under warranty.
    On a side note I also had an 07 Corolla and the battery lasted 6 months in that car , as soon as it turned cold is went kaput, also warranty replaced the service guy asked me if I had some type of force field following me.
     
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