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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-11-2019, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by carrzkiss View Post
Updated it, never really thought about that section before.
But it is there now.

And yea, I have to remove the front passenger tire along with the wheel well, to access it.
It is a pain, takes about 4+ hrs from start to finish to replace one.
I allow 2 hours and I am 79 years old and have bad knees. I have done 4 best as I can recall. I drop the sub frame 2" and drop Att out with the big wire disconnected at the mega fuse. See pic, tape the long bolt in place, use parachute cord to lift it up into place.

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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-13-2019, 03:25 PM
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Don't forget to look at the wiring while you're digging into your electrical system. Corrosion at the lugs and terminals should be obvious, I would also do a voltage drop test on all the wiring coming off the battery, make sure you're not losing voltage to internal resistance (corrosion) there.
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Both batteries were completely dead.
Would not keep a charge.
Got a semi-new/used battery with trade-ins and core for $34.95.
The car cranked on the first shot with the new battery in it.

THEN, we have other damn issues that arise today.
This car is gonna be the death of me.
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