walmart battery warranty w/o receipt? Have date code
Hey, My XJ has a group 65 battery in it. It came with the rig, and isnt in the best of condition. It's rated for 850CCA, and only puts out 600cca. It's plenty to start the jeep, but dont dare turn on the headlights before starting. The battery tests out bad, and I want a replacement.
Its a Walmart everstart maxx 65n, made by johnson controls. I took the jeep to them, and explained my situation. The service rep said that the battery doesnt have a date sticker, and that it's too old. When I asked how old, she said she didnt know because of the old style date code burnt into the side of the case... It's a 3 year 92 month pro rated battery, why dont they have a chart for the date codes???
Anyways, I've done some digging, and gotten nowhere. Trying to look up the 7 diget date code online gets me nowhere, and searching for a date code chart doesnt get me anything either.
The date code is Digit 1:6, Digit 2:D, Digit 3:2, Digit 4: 9 or 8, Digit 5: D or B, Digit 6:P, Digit 7:B
Or ONE of the following 6D29DPB, 6D28DPB, 6D29BPD, 6D28BPB
Any help in determining how old this battery is?
21, Recently returned from Iraq and Kuwait.
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The batteries I have purchased at WalMart for the last 4 years ( and I tend to go through a lot of batteries between the cars, trucks, tractors, RV, Security gate and such) have all had date stickers on them. It used to be that WalMart would put a copy of the sale receipt in a plastic bag on the side of the battery when you purchased it as proof of warranty.
It sounds like your battery is over 3 years old. If they were to pro-rate it at this point, I wouldn't expect much in the way of credit. More frustration then credit, is it worth it? I would recommend just go a head and purchase a new battery.....if you are frustrated with WalMart, purchase your battery else where.
"If you have a difficult job to do....Give it to a lazy man....He'll find the easy way to do it."
How do you know it's a JohnsonControls EverStart? And not an older Exide EverStart? They just switched over from Exide to JC last spring. On the top of the battery where the bar code is, there should be a bar code that says "serial number". The first few letters will tell you who made it. EXI = Exide, JCA = Johnson.
There also should be a date sticker on one of the sides.
I had a couple exides in my old cheybby diesel, froze up like crazy and those things cranked the engine forever. I had one 1 my samurai that was reaching the end of it's life when it dropped a cell, easy return/replacement. No issues buying them from me.