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Things that make you say...WTF!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by darkturtleninja, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. Nov 12, 2013 at 5:39 PM
    DEEVON911

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    That's insane. So basically they want you go the stealership to get it changed.
     
  2. Nov 12, 2013 at 6:39 PM
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    The engineer probably figured handling was more important than ease of service. You don't see Chryslers with the Taco Lean.
     
  3. Nov 12, 2013 at 7:20 PM
    DEEVON911

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    True, but my Tacoma is tipping its hat with its lean at the broken down Chryslers on the side of the road. :D
     
  4. Nov 12, 2013 at 7:22 PM
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    Worst engineer ever.
     
  5. Nov 12, 2013 at 7:45 PM
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    That engineer probably got a big bonus. Now the guys AutoZone wont do free battery replacement. Time to rake in some extra dough as a dealer is the only way your average Joe will be able to get it replaced.
     
  6. Nov 12, 2013 at 7:47 PM
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    That is so stupid, you can't jump start something like that. There was a cop on campus trying to find the battery in some ladys car the other day, I heard him tell her that it must be in the trunk.

    I figured it was probably a car with the battery in an inaccessible location like this.
     
  7. Nov 12, 2013 at 7:48 PM
    krap22

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    No you go through the wheel well.
     
  8. Nov 12, 2013 at 7:49 PM
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    Hey, at least the headlight was easy to remove, not like some GM vehicles...

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Nov 12, 2013 at 7:51 PM
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    Yes, but the average person who is willing to change out the battery at least may not figure that out. Or want to go through the trouble.
     
  10. Nov 12, 2013 at 7:54 PM
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    I found out the hard way. My wife had a stratus when I met her. It had 2 posts under the hood to jump it, but the battery was in the driver side wheel well. Had to get out the manual to find it. :anonymous:
     
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    That's crazy. I'm glad that most things on the Tacoma are pretty accessible. Hardest thing I've come across so far was changing out the bulbs in the headlights. Not much room, but its still do-able.
     
  12. Nov 12, 2013 at 8:01 PM
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    It's amazing where they put batteries these days. On a BMW 5 series it is in the truck, buddies S4 it's tucked in under the cowling under the windshield. Where's the crazy alien dude from the history channel? That meme needs to say "Germans"
     
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    They have jump locations under the hood which are easily accessible. Not sure they knew what they were doing in that pic.

    This is Chrysler's techconnect instructions for removing battery...

    REMOVAL
    The battery is accessible without removing the right front wheel and tire assembly..

    Verify that the ignition switch and all accessories are OFF.
    Turn the steering wheel to the full right position.
    Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable remote terminal from the remote battery post.
    WARNING: NEVER GET UNDER A LIFTED VEHICLE IF NOT SUPPORTED PROPERLY ON SAFETY STANDS.

    Remove the air cleaner housing. Refer to the index for the location of the procedure.
    Remove battery splash shield. Refer to the Body section of the service manual for the procedure.
    Disconnect the heater blanket cord, if equipped.
    Remove the two short bolts from the battery hold down and remove the hold down.
    Disconnect the positive battery cable from the battery.
    Slide the battery toward rear of vehicle.
    Disconnect the negative battery cable from the battery.
    Remove battery from vehicle.
     
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    ^Don't forget Porsche, which puts the battery under the seat...

    [​IMG]
    _________

    So Hyundai will be introducing a new AWD system with the next-gen Genesis. Guess what it's called?

    [​IMG]
     
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    My wife's battery on her 12 Durango is under passenger seat. Easy to change and out of the elements. Just slide seat forward and pop compartment open.

    Drivers side has the same compartment to hide stuff in.
     
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    lool, Have you seen the next-gen Genesis? It looks bad ass
    I will probably never own a Hyundai because I feel that they are built way too cheaply. My mom used to own a 2011 Sonata Limited, I felt that it was so cheap (not to mention it had quite a few expensive problems)

    But they are really stepping up their game here in the past few years.
     
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    That sounds dumb for jump starting a dead car in front / behind you.
     
  19. Nov 12, 2013 at 8:40 PM
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    ^There are typically a set of jumping posts under the hood, in a convenient location.
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