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Unread 02-08-2011, 05:56 PM   #1
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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?

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Unread 02-08-2011, 06:06 PM   #2
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google is an amazing thing.

http://www.ehow.com/how_5818399_read...batteries.html


not sure it if matches though, unless you read the numbers wrong
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Unread 02-08-2011, 06:33 PM   #3
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Thanks...

That does not help me, at all, as the date code inscribed in mine is 7 digits, and doesn't correspond with that web pages instructions.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=i+already+googled+it

Looking for some info on date codes in a 7 digit format.
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Unread 02-09-2011, 02:30 AM   #4
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Still looking for info.

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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.
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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.
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Wal-mart will take anything back as a return as long as they can scan the upc#. get a new one.
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I know it is a johnson controls battery due to the tag on the top, that is imprinted with "johnson controls"

Did some digging, and my neon forum helped me find out this battery was made in year 2009, month April, day 28 or 29 (6D28 or 6D29)

It's 57 months old. I called the other walmart to confirm everything and they agreed. It's worth $37 tourds a new battery that retails for $83.

The group 65 battery costs about $15 more then the regular group 34, and has 850cca vs 550cca. For this environment, it's well worth it!

Thanks for the ideas
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I'd rather buy a battery from the devil then from Walmart. I've been there.
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Unread 02-10-2011, 01:48 AM   #10
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Walmart will take it mine was almost two years old.
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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.
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Getting that code off the battery is the only thing you can do. Since you don't have the receipt they can't prove how old it is and since you didn't buy it they can't look you up in the system.

The only other thing they could possibly do is scan the vin. But that only works if they installed the battery.
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Wal-mart will take anything back as a return as long as they can scan the upc#. get a new one.
Walmart is great, Walmart is good, let us thank them for our food. Buy from your local dealer.
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I'd rather buy a battery from the devil then from Walmart. I've been there.
Its more difficult to return things in hell though.
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Unread 02-13-2011, 04:33 PM   #15
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Wal-Mart "Everstart" batteries.... I've all ways called them "never start" batteries.. they are CRAP!

Optima batteries FTW!


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