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post #31 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-23-2017, 11:08 PM
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A couple of years ago I picked up a Motorcraft for my 95 LX 4.6 at my local dealer on special for $100 plus core charge. It replaced a 5 year old Exide that was still ok but I figured why take a chance. Batteries usually last 5 or so years. I changed it out in the street of the dealer and its been fine ever since. Of course I check the water level.
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post #32 of 33 (permalink) Old 03-07-2017, 01:47 PM
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The new fancy AGM batteries supposedly last 8-9 years with no maintenance. I've had good enough experience Walmart EverLast or whatever they call them, cheap enough and usually last until their warranty is over.
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I have been using sears diehard batteries in all my cars for ages. If I buy a new car, as soon as that battery starts to get funky. (Normally 3-4 years in the south, georgia and florida). I replace them with diehard batteries. Only problem i have had with them is when i didn't clean the terminals. Apparently some corrosion in there will prevent charging, leaving you looking really dumb. Spent $70 bucks for a tow and a "cleaning" when i thought it was an alternator (different vehicle).

Now I use the whole thing. Felt washers, corrosion spray. I think I end up cleaning them about every other year or whenever I am doing any sort of maintenance where i need to remove the battery.
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