I am having problems finding a battery replacement, I wanted a
EverStart 24F-3N (North) A CR Best Buy from Sam's or Walmart.
This battery got the best buy rating for the 24F group. I went to
Sam's and walmart but they have no listing for a Santa Fe.
I would buy the above battery and install it myself but I don't know
if it is an exact fit or if they sell a variant of it.
Autozone list a battery for 69.00 but is not listed in CR for this
group size. Any suggestions are appreciated
P.S. I live in a northern cold climate (Ohio)
The OEM battery is listed as 24FH walmart has a everlast battery
24F-3N with the same cca as OEM, I am not sure what the H stands for
on the OEM but I know the N on the everlast means it's for northern
Well I found the difference in the group 24 batteries and why the one
for the Santa Fe is 40.00 more, the terminals are reversed on the
Santa Fe, that is the only difference. If I could stretch the cables
enough I could save 40.00 but I don't think they will move that much.
I just went out and looked and I think there is enough room to reverse
the cables so if the cables reach and the battery is the same size and
the same or more cca is there any reason I cant do this?
On Mon, 06 Nov 2006 18:18:49 -0500, Buckeyered
It would be easier but 40.00 more for the same battery except the
location of the posts being reversed.
Thanks for the info on the Sonata battery, I will look at the
application list for it.
On Mon, 06 Nov 2006 19:30:00 -0500, "hyundaitech"
I had no problem swapping the midrange ($34?) 750 CCA battery I had in
my Explorer into the Santa Fe.
Unless you live somewhere that its amazingly cold *and* you insist on
running 10w40 dino oil (buy a cheaper battery and some 5w30 synthetic!)
in the winter you should be fine.
The battery bracket adjusts to fit the width of the battery you install.
As long as the terminals will reach and its a 12 volt battery all will
Buying an expensive battery is generally a ripoff IMHO. All you get is
a warranty that pays you a miniscule (generally 20% or less) after 3
years and the battery's life is ultimately dictated by the output
quality of the charging system and the battery maintenance (water level
If the cables fit, no reason the alternate will not work. I've done it in
the past and it can be a PITA is the cables are too short. Even a tiny bit
Before you play around with that, check another source for a battery. I've
never seen that big a difference in a given group size when only the
terminal position was different.
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