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Weak battery - time for a new one??

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by kingston73, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. Dec 20, 2009 at 7:58 AM
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    kingston73

    kingston73 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just a quick simple question - my current battery is maybe 4-5 years old, and it's starting to get weak. On cold morning starts it really struggles to get going. Is it worth trying to charge it with a trickle charger, or when battery's get as old as this is it a hopeless cause?
     
  2. Dec 20, 2009 at 7:59 AM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    Just replace it. It sounds like it is at the end of its life.
     
  3. Dec 20, 2009 at 8:03 AM
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    paulm09tacoma

    paulm09tacoma Well-Known Member

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    i agree with dexter. time for a new one
     
  4. Dec 20, 2009 at 8:59 AM
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    Werloc

    Werloc Large Member

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    I just replaced mine 2 weeks ago. It was OK if the truck ran, but would not hold a charge overnight, so the next morning it would barely crank over. But If the truck only sat a few hours it was OK. If this is your problem, it should just be the battery. Just check the charging system when you have it replaced. I went to SEARS for mine.
     
  5. Dec 20, 2009 at 9:28 AM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    just go and get an optima..My truck can sit in the snow and cold for a week, in freezing temps and start just fine.
     
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