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Offline bluemangxp

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Battery replacement
« on: September 07, 2014, 08:20:50 PM »
Well after almost seven years my original GM battery is starting to show a weakness. I'm know I have to remove a few body bolts to exchange the new one but my main concern is will the disruption of power cause difficulties with all the electronics. Should I expect to see codes etc.? Anyone that has been through this and would like to share what happened I would appreciate hearing the outcome.

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Re: Battery replacement
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2014, 08:37:01 PM »
What year is the car? If you have an early 2008 you could have this issue otherwise no codes or any other issues can be created by disconnecting the battery.

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Re: Battery replacement
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2014, 09:13:33 PM »
I went the inner fender route took about an hour ,replaced with an Optima and have not had any issues what so ever .If you are going to replace it with an Optima battery one thing that I did do on the advise of a friend who is a certified mechanic and Pro Mod drag racer is to purchase your battery from someone like Summit or Jegs .These types of batteries that are sold at the local auto parts stores can have a long shelf life because most people who buy from them are not looking to spend $180 on a battery so the ones that are sold at a store like Summit tend to be fresher.I also did a slow charge 2 amp on mine before I installed it to make sure it was fully charged .

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Re: Battery replacement
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2014, 09:50:19 PM »
just waiting for mine to fail 7 yrs 4 months still reads pretty good voltage 12.45v buts its cold cranking amps is down to 470 or so im imagining by Winter ill need a new one.  About a year ago my dealer told me i needed to replace I said its still got some life in it.

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Re: Battery replacement
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2014, 07:31:09 AM »
I would try a float charger first to see if the battery could be freshened.

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Re: Battery replacement
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2014, 10:11:02 PM »
We pull the fenders when replacing them here, to make sure that we get everything back where it was, we mark all of the bolts and their locations with sharpie. Then when it goes back together you just line up all of the sharpie marks, then wipe off the sharpie with some alcohol and your done.
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Re: Battery replacement
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2014, 08:53:18 AM »
Pulling the fender off take 15 min. and that includes battery replacement. add 10 min. of beer and prep work and viol-la! Done! :thumbs:
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Re: Battery replacement
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2014, 12:47:34 PM »
Mmmmmm. Beer.
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Re: Battery replacement
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2014, 05:37:07 PM »
GJ, I had to replace an OPTIMA twice, first time it shorted a cell or something - lasted about 2 weeks.  it takes me a little longer that the rest, about 2 hours - mainly because I didn't mark the fender to bolt positions...  other than that no real problem, no codes, just go. 

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Re: Battery replacement
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2014, 10:19:30 PM »

GJ, I had to replace an OPTIMA twice, first time it shorted a cell or something - lasted about 2 weeks.  it takes me a little longer that the rest, about 2 hours - mainly because I didn't mark the fender to bolt positions...  other than that no real problem, no codes, just go.

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