Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Rio Grande Valley TX
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Both said Toyota 84 month TrueStart on the top with a red sticker and were not sealed units.....that's all I can tell you. Both barely made it two years if that - I'll look them up later. I was absolutely unfailing in checking electrolyte levels monthly and using distilled water to top up as needed. Down here that is NOT something you let go and forget about. No warning, no slow starting, they just croaked.
Both of us are indeed thankful this happened right here at home, we had another car to use, and had the money to get new batteries, it could have been considerably worse. If this AZ battery still turns it over 36 months from now I'll go buy two new ones right then and there.
Side note: For a fella that used to bench press 400 lbs. multiple times it wasn't easy to ask the Auto Zone employee to come get the the old battery out of the car. A bad back haunts you forever once you've buggered it up. Thank God for Mega Ibuprofen and the sense to realize you just can't lift that anymore even though it weighs maybe 50 lbs. Such is life and age. It pretty much sucks but I prefer it to pushing up flowers.
2008 Base V-6
2008 Limited V-6
Tow Prep Package & front wheel drive (both)
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