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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-28-2009, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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How long are the batteries suppose to last in these trucks? I have 53k on my truck and i can tell its taking a extra second or two to turn over...? Also any certain batteries that you guys suggest to buy next? Thanks in advance fellas

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depends on ALOT, charging system, load etc.
I just replaced mine, but i use intelligent battery maintainers when mine sits.

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Mine were bad at 30,000 miles. Replaced under warranty.

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Really 30k? See, i wonder how long these batteries are suppose to last... If i can get them replaced under warranty that would be great. I guess im going to have to look into it and call the dealer.

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They are covered by the 3 year/36,000 mile base warranty. You won't have any warranty coverage.

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5yrs and 100,000 miles before they both went bad

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almost 7yrs and 85k, and mine were still cranking <albeit a little slower than usual>

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Batteries have lasted from 3 days to 10 1/2 years for me.

The trick to long life is not to use them, keep the maint up so the engine starts on the first or second piston up and recharges correctly.

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I have used optima batteries. They are very expensive and work well but they seem to go bad after 2 years. You would think they would last longer. What other brands of replacement batteries are any good?

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one battery went bad on me on monday and of course the truck has 37500 miles on it so the dealer told me not their problem and they only cover it to 36000 miles so I put two new batteries in it myself.
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