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Unread 05-26-2003, 10:12 AM   #1
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Replacemant Battery

Hi all. I have to replace the Optima batteries in my CJ7. My first thought was to put Optimas back in but a few people have told me that they have not had very good luck with them. I have had this rig for less then a year and the Optimas were in there when I got it so I have little experience with them. What are your thoughts on this issue? What is my best bet for a battery? Thanks.

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Unread 05-26-2003, 10:34 AM   #2
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Optima still makes the best battery IMO . Are they red top ? I have seen alot of the new style ones coming back for warranty , Regardless of this , it is the best battery out there for your jeep .

Are you sure your not having a charging problem ?
Do you know how old they are ?
they have a 2year replacement gaurantee .

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Unread 05-26-2003, 11:33 AM   #3
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I think they were purchased in August on 98.
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Unread 05-26-2003, 10:15 PM   #4
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I have one that is 8 years old and still kicks butt . why are you changing them are they dead ? did you check your alternator ?
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Unread 05-27-2003, 07:23 AM   #5
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They seem to go dead if I let the jeep set for a week or two. My volt meater shows an outpput of 16+ volts.
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Unread 05-27-2003, 07:37 AM   #6
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16 VOLTS IS A LITTLE MUCH , you might be cooking those batterys .... Sounds like it is time for a voltage regulator .. next time you let it sit for a couple of weeks disconnect the battery cables and see if they still go dead , you might have a slight draw somewhere .

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Unread 05-27-2003, 08:01 AM   #7
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OK I will check the regulator and disconnect the batteries. Thanks for your help.
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