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Offline mrclose

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Sixteen Year Battery! (record?)
« on: September 12, 2017, 06:32:05 PM »
My 2001 Sebring LX 2.7 started to have starting problems about six months ago.

After a jump start there were no problems for 2 or 3 months.

It got to the point that if the auto wasn't started everyday the car would barely crank ... until last night.

Last night the battery registered 10.50 volts but wouldn't crank.
It would start to turn over and then started that dead battery clicking sound.

A friend came over and jumped the car and off we went to Advanced Auto for a replacement.

The parts guy was shocked and asked us if we knew that our battery was the original?

A sixteen year old battery that worked fine up until a couple of months ago!

The car has 125,000 miles on it so it is driven!

He (parts guy) said that we should encase the battery for display because it had to be some kind of world record holder!

Of course, I said no I wanted my $22.00 core fee back!  :lmao:

So-o-o .. did we really have a world record battery there? :whatever:

It was a Daimler Chrysler Corp. model

Catalog no. 75-60
With a Vendor code 44949 (Johnson Controls) without any f or other letters at the end of the number.

I have found the same J C code No. with an F at the end online but none with the number only?

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Re: Sixteen Year Battery! (record?)
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 10:07:05 PM »
All I can say is....

Your new battery will NEVER see anything close to 16 years
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Re: Sixteen Year Battery! (record?)
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2017, 04:53:02 PM »
Best I've ever been able to do on a battery is not quite 5 years. For most of those years I lived in the Snow Belt, where cold weather is notoriously hard on batteries, as is extreme heat. Haven't seen a lot of extreme heat (> 100 deg.) however.
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