Have the charging system checked; something's wrong.
Install a voltmeter (if it doesn't have one), and keep a trickle charger
on it when you don't drive for days at a time. If you live where you
can't get an extension cord to the vehicle, invest (instead) in one of
the solar cell battery "sustainers" that VW dealers use for vehicles in
WalMart - MAXX 1N for the Aerostar. 3 year replacement warranty, then
pro-rated to 7 years total. I had good luck with this one, the
Interstates would not stay alive in the van. Our was an Eddie Bauer, w/
lots of lights, and the kids would leave the doors open.
I have never had a good Die Hard, or Interstate for that matter.I've had about
with Motorcraft and AC-Delco replacement batteries and Champion (as in the spark
plugs, sold at Sams Club) batteries tend to be the worst of the bunch.
I've had excellent luck with Auto-Zone house brand batteries. I think the name
Duralast. A good battery will cost you ~$75. Watch out for the less expensive
For the last 15 years I've used nothing but Interstate Megatrons. Had
one fail in 5 years, and one in 3.That is on 4 different vehicles.
On My Aerostar I think they were 880cca, but I'm not certain.
Much better than any CTC or Sears crap. Much better than Delco
I think you can get a bad battery anywhere. I had a Walmart one about 3
years ago replaced twice in one year. There was np problem with the
system. I now am running one from Advance and in a year its been fine.
I had a 71 Pinto once where the factory battery died at nine years old.
The motor hardly had to turn to start and the last year it turned slow.
One day it just quit. The car was owned since new. Also it was a plain
JAne no frills car., just good dependable transportation.
GOD BLESS THE USA
I've got a Diehard Range Handler, and it's been 7 years strong so far.
I'll replace it next year just because.
I'm going with an Optima Red top next.
the Autozone Duralast's are made by Johnson controls, Costco's Kirkland and
Walmart's brand are also made by the same company.
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