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Original Battery Finally Died

Original Battery Finally Died

Postby Black Bob » Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:24 am

Two weekends ago my battery died in my 'Lara but thankfully it died in my driveway. Also, it's kinda puzzling how it died. I drove home in the early morning from a...ahem, stripclub...and parked the car in the driveway with no problem. When I get inside the house the wifey wants McDonald's breakfast so we hop back in my car just 5 minutes later and the battery is so dead it doesn't even have enough juice for the dashlights let alone to start it. Because the wifey HAD TO HAVE MICKEY-D's :roll: she gave me a jump with her car. (Yeah, for some stupid reason we didn't take her car and ran the risk of it possibly shutting off in the middle of the drive-thru--I never said we were the brightest couple) When we returned to the house I parked on the street and told myself I'll figure it out in the morning...er, afternoon when I wake up. The next afternoon the battery had absolutely zero juice--my 'Lara was officially a brick parked in front of my house. The reason I'm sharing is that in all my life I have never seen a car battery at the end of it's life cycle die like that. I seriously thought it was another issue but thankfully it was not. Bought a new battery and everything is back to normal. The battery that died was the original 2005 Toyota OEM 84--month battery. (So obviously, when Toyota says 84 months they ain't talking rough estimate.) The new battery is a Duralast and the manufacture date was June 2011.....which you REALLY have to check on being that the Kmart near my house still had Diehard batteries from 2009. :o
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Re: Original Battery Finally Died

Postby kingkakyle » Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:17 pm

yep mine did something similar a few years back....really weird how there was no warning symptoms....
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