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Unread 04-22-2012, 07:03 AM   #1
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Urgent Help with Battery

Due to abnormal warm florida weather and my heavy use of electronics inside my jeep, well the mopar battery lasted about 4 years and is pretty much on the dead side.

I have a new battery but now have a problem .

Do to some crappy neighbor kid stealing both my socket sets I dont know what size the bolt is down in the front that holds the battery in place.

If anyone knows if it SAE or metric and what size please let me know . Thanks.

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Unread 04-22-2012, 09:46 AM   #2
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Just for future reference,

Nut for the block that holds the battery in place is a metric 14mm socket. For the terminals 10mm
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Unread 04-22-2012, 09:49 AM   #3
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What sort of electronics killed the battery? I'm planning a stereo install and worried about my electrical system. Did you have the 120 or 140 amp alternator?
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Unread 04-22-2012, 12:13 PM   #4
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What sort of electronics killed the battery? I'm planning a stereo install and worried about my electrical system. Did you have the 120 or 140 amp alternator?
I'm thinking it had more to do with the "4 years" part and less to do with the specific electronics installed...
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Unread 04-22-2012, 02:51 PM   #5
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I'm thinking it had more to do with the "4 years" part and less to do with the specific electronics installed...
Well I have drained it before on accident I got working out in the middle of no where I the laptop plug into the inverter and friend was watching a movie on HBO. I have a KVH A slim profile dish with directv power two tvs in the back. The dish was given to me by a client of mine who bought it for his hummer and never used it.

Florida sun heat tends to do a number on batteries. But I figured between age and heat and well the fact that I accidentally let it die a few times it was time to replace. I replaced it it was not holding a charge as well as it used too.
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