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PostSubject: changing batteries......   October 1st 2009, 9:59 pm

I have a 2005, E-350 (1 ton van), Diesel

I changed the batteries in it today. Not something that I really would want to do again. They are mounted on the frame, below the side doors. IMO this is not one of Fords better ideas.......

If any of your friends ask you to help them with this task, on the same type of van, I would recommend that you say you are to busy to help. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: changing batteries......   October 1st 2009, 10:04 pm

That sounds about has bad has my Dads Dodge Stratus Its in front of the left front tire behind the bumper. You have to take the tire off just to change the battery Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: changing batteries......   October 1st 2009, 10:05 pm

lol.. thanks for the advise.. i plan on doing something like that on both my c10s but im gonna make a trapped door in the bed of the truck..
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PostSubject: Re: changing batteries......   October 1st 2009, 10:07 pm

@007jimmy wrote:
lol.. thanks for the advise.. i plan on doing something like that on both my c10s but im gonna make a trapped door in the bed of the truck..

I thought about just pulling the floor mat back and cutting an access hole in the floor board. Something like a lot of the old pickups used to have.
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PostSubject: Re: changing batteries......   October 1st 2009, 10:08 pm

yeah it would be a good idea if you ever have to do it again but whats done is done now.. lol
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PostSubject: Re: changing batteries......   October 1st 2009, 10:09 pm

Laughing I'll have to note that.

New batteries in an 05'? I thought Ford rated them for approximately 6 years?

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PostSubject: Re: changing batteries......   October 1st 2009, 10:16 pm

@merlin5577 wrote:
Laughing I'll have to note that.

New batteries in an 05'? I thought Ford rated them for approximately 6 years?

That sounds about right. I usually get 5 yrs or better out of them on my other diesels.

A couple weeks ago I dropped one down to check and clean terminals. I was so difficult to do the one I decided that it would be just as easy to replace them while they were down.

This is my work van, if it doesn't run, I don't work. Winter is coming, I don't want to have to be messing with them this winter.
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PostSubject: Re: changing batteries......   October 1st 2009, 10:25 pm

Ah, good logic indeed. The batteries in my Duramax are rated for 6 years, mine check out but I will replace them soon, for the same reason.

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PostSubject: Re: changing batteries......   October 2nd 2009, 8:26 pm

I check my batteries every 6 months on my battery/load tester. If they are near the threshold, they are gone.
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