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Yosemite Sam1

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It's an original Toyota battery when I bought my new truck.

Zero maintenance and I thought it's dead, which is long overdue for replacement anyway, when it did not crank nor rev the engine.

Checked the voltage and saw it still have 11.1V.

Being new in battery revival, I put on the charger showing it already have 13.6V in 2 hours of charging.

But the lights are not yet green to indicate it's fully charged. Left it overnight.

By morning it's showed 12.4V, the charger gone green. Tried to start the engine with it and it went alive in just one try.

Got an internet recommendation to leave the engine and the lights on and measure voltage (think this is the alternator test). It is showing voltage of 14.3V.

I'll check again after a week with battery and truck exposed in sub-zero weather. Otherwise, it's out for replacement.

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That's kind of neat. The original battery in my HHR lasted for 10 years. Even then it only showed weakness when the temps dropped to -20 and sitting for a couple of days. I replaced it.


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Campfire Time wrote:

That's kind of neat. The original battery in my HHR lasted for 10 years. Even then it only showed weakness when the temps dropped to -20 and sitting for a couple of days. I replaced it.


I maybe over-cautious because I don't want to find myself with the dead battery and stuck int he middle of nowhere in my truck, am I stretching it by reviving and extending it's life or is it already a sign of a soon-to-be-dead battery?

In my previous cars, it's always a replacement whenever my battery is showing and symptoms of being weak.

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Yup at 12 years old it's time to replace the truck.... might as well do it before you change the battery.


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I only ever get about 4 years out of batteries. Maybe it's the climate where I live or I'm just unlucky.


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4x4ord wrote:

Yup at 12 years old it's time to replace the truck.... might as well do it before you change the battery.


LOL! And I used to have a replacement every 3 years when on lease or 5 with an outright purchase. The battery have not given up by then.

This is the longes falling in love with it being absolutely trouble free.

But I was planning to, but it's two more years of wait for my Cybertruck.

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IdaD wrote:

I only ever get about 4 years out of batteries. Maybe it's the climate where I live or I'm just unlucky.


I'm getting that for my cars. So when I sell them, I advertise it as New Battery with a Car.[emoticon]

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Replaced original batteries in 12 year old truck right after Turkey Day this year.

Living in NE PA usually replaced in 3 years.


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Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

I maybe over-cautious because I don't want to find myself with the dead battery and stuck int he middle of nowhere in my truck, am I stretching it by reviving and extending it's life or is it already a sign of a soon-to-be-dead battery?

I bet you can get one more year out of the battery. Go for it. [emoticon]

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