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post #1 of 66 Old 08-19-2008, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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Average battery life

I was wondering what the average battery life is for the Mada. I live in Cali and recently noticed that the takes an extra second to turn over. My Mada has been sitting for awhile now due to gas prices but is usually driven maybe 3 mile a week just to pick up the kids from school. It's the OEM battery and I've had it about 2.5 yrs now and close to 30K.
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post #2 of 66 Old 08-19-2008, 04:50 PM
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Short...... Very short.

I'm not suggesting to do this but mine died in the middle of the night at 1:00am while I was installing a replacement DVD screen and I had to be at work in the morning so I ran to Wal-Mart and picked up the battery for a Titan XE. The battery is smaller than what we need but I don't tow often and I added an Active Tuning Grounding Kit that alleviated some Electrical quarks. The battery died on me a couple weeks ago so I pulled it and took it to Wal-Mart and told them that my receipt had faded blank (because I was in too much of a hurry to look for it). Their batteries are dated and their 3-yr warranty runs off the battery shipped date if you don't have a receipt so it starts over with the new replacement battery. Since I've never had a regular battery last me longer than 2-years yet, I doubt I'll have to pay for another one anytime soon unless I decide to or they change their policies.
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Mine died around 36-40k too...

Then I took it to the stealership and they dropped in a 7-year warrantied HD battery. We'll see how that goes...

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Mine died at 2 years 1 month and about 25K. It was starting to sound just a little bit weak for a few days before it died completely, right as we were leaving on vacation; we literally had the trailer hooked, everything packed, had locked up the house, got in, and ......nothing. Replaced it with a heavy duty from Kragen, only place in town that was open that had one on a Sunday morning. Recommend you replace it before you get stranded, and don't scrimp, buy the best you can find.


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I replaced mine at 68k but I'm not sure it was original. It was OEM but may have been replaced sometime before I got the Armada 18 months ago. I bought a new one at Autozone and it's been doing great!

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Mine died around 36-40k too...

Then I took it to the stealership and they dropped in a 7-year warrantied HD battery. We'll see how that goes...

Good luck!!

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I got the same battery also. Not expensive either, around $90 installed.
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Still Going! OEM

I have an 04" Off Road which I bought Brand New, and I have never had a problem with the Armada starting. I currently have some 47,600 miles on the OEM Battery. I to live in California, and perhaps the temperature ranges here in the Central Valley have something to do with it. Summer here is low to mid 90's on average and winters of course don't get real cold. Jink, now watch my battery fail soon!
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I have an 04" Off Road which I bought Brand New, and I have never had a problem with the Armada starting. I currently have some 47,600 miles on the OEM Battery. I to live in California, and perhaps the temperature ranges here in the Central Valley have something to do with it. Summer here is low to mid 90's on average and winters of course don't get real cold. Jink, now watch my battery fail soon!
Hell try living in st louis for a year. -25 F windchill this past winter and 3 weeks ago it was 112 F in the shade.
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No Thanks...I grew up in upstate NY (AKA "lake effect"), I know exactly what I am missing in N.Cal.

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