This is the 3rd/4th battery. The first one (OEM) completely
crapped out quite some time ago. I replaced that with a
battery from Batteries Plus (their brand) which was a mistake.
They replace it with an Optima (Red Top) and I just paid the
difference so it wasn't a big deal til that one died....than I was
a tad pissed. I do have an aftermarket stereo that does draw
a lot of current but I figureded at the level I'm pushing it, the
stock charging system woud be enough. I'm going to have that
checked out this week and will go from there. On a side note,
I've been watching my voltage gauge on start up and, if I recall,
it always jumped right up to 14 volts or so as soon as started.
Now, it seems to creep up rather slowly so I'm thinking maybe
I have a charging issue. Been wanting a high output alternator
anyway so maybe it's time to start looking.
I had everything turned off. I just returned from the dealer
where I inquired about a few things related to the clock
spring recall...and having a new steering wheel installed
when they do that. And they brought up any other recalls
that may need to be taken care of....well, something I
haven't heard of came up. Recall number B04, power
distribution center cable connection...part number CBS1B040.
Could this have anything to do with my problem? It makes
sense to do this first since it is free and then see what happens
but it would be nice to know more about this recall.
Not sure of the name of it but they performed the test at
the Batteries Plus where I bought the battery. Trying to
find out. Will let you know. Don't recall seeing any indicator
of the voltage...just current which was as indicated.
yes the VAT 40 is old but it is a true resistive load test. these little
micro junk things I'm not personally sure I entirely trust to diagnose an
the VAT 28 is a little (well ok maybe more than a little) before my time.
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