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Old 28th July 2009, 12:05   #346
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Battery is Amaron and its 3 years old. I'll get it double checked with the service center too.
karthik,

Get it checked at the A.S.S and if it's 3 years old and does indeed have a weak cell, it can fail on you when you least expect. Why don't you get it changed at the battery dealer who will give you a good price for your old battery?

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Old 12th August 2009, 22:40   #347
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Default Battery for Palio 1.9 D

guys need your help my current battery is almost gone.

Current battery is Ameron its black in color so dont know what is the model and amp rating ,is these any guide/matrix to know which is the suiatable amp rating a per car model.
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Old 12th August 2009, 23:10   #348
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guys need your help my current battery is almost gone.

Current battery is Ameron its black in color so dont know what is the model and amp rating ,is these any guide/matrix to know which is the suiatable amp rating a per car model.
I think Palio D uses a DIN60 60AH battery. Take your car to an Amaron dealer who will give you the correct replacement.

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Old 18th August 2009, 21:44   #349
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Its pretty easy to find from the Battery itself.
See for this sticker.
Which is the Best Car Battery Brand?-dsc02027.jpg
Below Amaron is the Voltage/Amp rating.
11/02 is the Manufacturing date, above that is the model number.
Number below the bar-code is the serial number of the battery.
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Guys!! Need your advice.

Yesterday had a power window relay fixed and everything was working absolutely fine. Stereo, power windows, and all lights were working great.

Suddenly in the morning today, the doors refused to open using the remote. Used the keys to open the door and realized the lights to be dim and engine will not crank.

Took the battery to a dealer nearby who advised to purchase a new battery since the old one had something loose internally. Is this possible in a sealed battery?

Mine is a 10months old ford ikon diesel and the battery manufacturer is Motorcraft (US based manufacturer).

Now the question, was the battery at fault or was it the power window relay that caused the battery to go dead. I find it very hard to understand, how could the relay cause the battery to go dead or it was just a coincidence that the battery died after the relay was fixed.

Need suggestions immediately from all the gurus!!
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Suddenly in the morning today, the doors refused to open using the remote. Used the keys to open the door and realized the lights to be dim and engine will not crank.
Looks like the battery went kaput. Was the wiring of the new relay done properly?

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a dealer nearby who advised to purchase a new battery since the old one had something loose internally. Is this possible in a sealed battery?
No, can't happen.

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Now the question, was the battery at fault or was it the power window relay that caused the battery to go dead.
Seems like the battery was on its last legs. But do check the wiring of the relay. A faulty connection could have also led to a leak and the battery draining itself out overnight.
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I'd say get the old battery checked by another technician.
The relay could have discharged the battery overnight if there is a wiring fault.
The new battery will also get discharged in this case!
The old battery may not be kaput; maybe just needs to be recharged!
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Looks like the battery went kaput. Was the wiring of the new relay done properly?
Well!! If the wiring hadn't been done properly, then the relay wouldn't have worked. Correct me if I am wrong!!

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Seems like the battery was on its last legs. But do check the wiring of the relay. A faulty connection could have also led to a leak and the battery draining itself out overnight.
All 4 windows were responding to the relay. It would be very hard to check for incorrect wiring in such a scenario.

While fixing the power cable to the battery, the battery terminal sparked twice. Could that have caused the problem?
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While fixing the power cable to the battery, the battery terminal sparked twice. Could that have caused the problem?
A tiny spark would be normal. But how tiny is tiny?!
Very difficult to quantify these things.
If the sparks were more than just tiny, that could have been the early warning that abnormal current is flowing! Wiring shorting somewhere? That would drain the battery, but it would not destroy it!
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My Esteem's battery (AC Delco) seems to show signs of conking out. The battery is almost 3.5 years old. The reviews in the forum have driven me to a point of choosing Amaron as the next battery for my car. However, would like to know the best model I can go in for (in the Amaron range).

Note: I am currently using 110/90 HLs and am assuming it has had an impact on my current battery. Hence, would need a battery that can match the extra power that is required.
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My Esteem's battery (AC Delco) seems to show signs of conking out. The battery is almost 3.5 years old. The reviews in the forum have driven me to a point of choosing Amaron as the next battery for my car.
You'd probably get a good deal on Sonic these days. Some UNESCO tie up and good payback for the old battery!
I Franky have always stayed with Exide and don't have any complaint. Sonic is the one Exide is promoting these days since they have to let go the brand name 'Exide' soon! I believe they have to pay a large royalty for it, which just adds on to the cost. Sonic is the same battery with a change of badge.
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@anupmathur: Thank you for the suggestion. However, I have had bad experiences with Exide (in my current car and my previous one too !) and hence have stayed away from it. AC Delco was far superior than the Exide battery I had.

The reason for me to go in for Amaron this time is the continued positive feedback on the same from the forum and a few friends of mine.
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After experimenting with various brands for my bike for the past nine years, I have come to the conclusion that Amaron is the best brand. I fitted an Amaron Probiker battery last September for my Splendor and stopped even thinking about it. A truly fit and forget battery. When I bought a new Alto recently, I told the dealer I wanted a car with Amaron battery (and MRF tyres) as OEM and got it. And a couple of days back I replaced my inverter's battery too with an Amaron Shield battery.

I think none of the other brands are as good as Amaron. May be Bosch, but I have no experience with it.
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One more vote for Amaron. I have a Feb. 2005 Honda City with an OE Amaron battery. It is still going strong. I may actually sell the car before I change the battery!
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One more vote for Amaron. I have a Feb. 2005 Honda City with an OE Amaron battery. It is still going strong. I may actually sell the car before I change the battery!
LOL, StarScream, that's the strange part. There seems to be no clear consensus on which battery is the best!
There are a lot of factors that determine the longevity of a battery and we cannot take them all into account with this kind of casual, non technical study!
My earlier WagonR OEM Exide Freedom lasted 5 years! Others have lasted four years plus. Am I at fault for being an Exide believer?
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