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View Poll Results: Have you replaced your battery?
No 33 41.25%
Yes, with a non-OEM size (not Group 24F) 16 20.00%
Yes, with the OEM BCI Group 24F size 26 32.50%
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post #91 of 100 (permalink) Old 10-26-2010, 11:54 AM
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Re: BCI Group 24F Replacement Battery - suggestions and sources?

Remember to keep your receipt for the battery...I like to keep mine in the glove box with the owners manual. I recently had a pair of lifetime brake pads replaced for free because I held on to the receipt.

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Remember to keep your receipt for the battery...I like to keep mine in the glove box with the owners manual. I recently had a pair of lifetime brake pads replaced for free because I held on to the receipt.
I'm one of those "keep-your-receipt" guys, especially for anything $100 or more.
I have also taken a pic of it and emailed it to myself.
The receipt does say that if you don't have a receipt, they'll take into account the date of manufacture which is 10/10 anyways.

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Re: BCI Group 24F Replacement Battery - suggestions and sources?

I just replaced my Battery on my 1998. I've owned the van since 2006. When I removed the battery I noticed that the manufacture date was "02", I'm assuming that's 2002. I opted for the Costco Kirkland battery which is a about 2-3 inches smaller in length.

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Re: BCI Group 24F Replacement Battery - suggestions and sources?

Pay attention to the CCA ( Cold Cranking Amps ) or CA ( cranking amps) of the battery that your getting. I dont know exaclty is minimum required by Siennas . Easier to compare batteries when comparing those feature.

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Re: BCI Group 24F Replacement Battery - suggestions and sources?

Have a good led and pricing on a "Harris" brand battery. Does anyone have a comment on this brand ? They list a group 24f spec (750 cca).

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Have a good led and pricing on a "Harris" brand battery. Does anyone have a comment on this brand ? They list a group 24f spec (750 cca).
Harris Battery is a wholesaler, with their own house brand. Like other house brands, it is made by someone else, so without knowing the real manufacturer - or what level of quality Harris specified - it's hard to guess what the battery might be like.

The simple model designations (BCIsize-warrantyMonths, such as "24F-72") don't give any hint about the manufacturer, but someone might recognize the case construction in the photo.

At least in the specs the 24F is a little longer than the 24, suggesting that it is actually a bigger battery, not just a reversed-terminal 24... but strangely, the capacity isn't any higher.
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Re: BCI Group 24F Replacement Battery - suggestions and sources?

Thanks for info and pics,

Planning to go w/ Walle-World since about $79 w/ install (3 yr) vs. over $100 for similar at AdvAuto or Sears. OEM only 3 yrs old but has been run flat at least once.




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I just replaced my Toyota battery today (tested bad with a bad cell). Sad thing is it was only 2 yrs old according to the date sticker on top. It came with the van when I bought it used and when I talked to the dealership they said I had to have the receipt for any warranty claims since it was not the original battery. I went to Walmart instead and the Walmart guide recommended the Energizer Maxx 24FS for me on my 07 Sienna. It was an easy swap and perfect fit. I am not sure why it did not recommend the 24f(s)(s is for south, I live in Florida) for you. If they have a group 24F size battery available, I would return the 35n and exchange it for the 24F as this would be a better battery and you would not have to deal with the reversed terminals. I have attached some pics of the replacement for anyone interested. General steps are:

safety first,
You should always wear acid-resistant gloves, goggles, and an apron. Also, no smoking or sparks around a car battery. Batteries give off Hydrogen gas which can explode if ignited by a spark

1: Disconnect the cable terminals from the old battery's terminals (negative/black first and then positive/red). All nuts and bolts are 10mm so you only need one wrench.

2. Remove the frame or bracket holding the battery in place,
The rear most nut on the bracket is threaded to a rod which has a hook on the end of it. The hook fits into a slot near the bottom of the battery tray. You do not deed to remove the nut but just loosen it enough to allow the hook to slip out of the anchor point.
Then remove the forward most bolt on the bracket. Remove the bracket.

3. Lift the old battery out.

4. Clean the cable terminals with a wire brush and baking soda and water if they're corroded or dirty. Also there is a plastic battery tray at the bottom that just lifts out and should be cleaned and returned to position.

5. Lower the new battery into position, with the positive and negative poles in the same relative positions as before.

6. Reattach the hold down bracket by reinserting the hook of the hold down rod back into the anchor point and snugging up the nut finger tight. This will allow you to move the battery to line up the second bolt in the hold down bracket. Tighten the bolts securely (do not overtighten).

7. Connect the cables to the new battery securely - positive to positive and then negative to negative. The cable ends should not be able to move; any looseness can prevent your car from starting.

8. reattach the positive cable cover and you are done!!

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Re: BCI Group 24F Replacement Battery - suggestions and sources?

I bought a DieHard Gold model #30023 that has died four times in the first month that I've had it. So far, Sears won't take it back but they'll gladly sell me another battery at full price. The original battery lasted 5 years.

What I'm trying to find are the specs for the original battery for my 2008 LE. I have a sneaking suspicion that the original battery had a higher reserve capacity, which could power all of the car's built-in automatic electronics when I'm parked at a campsite, opening and closing doors, rolling up and rolling down windows, locking and unlocking the car, etc. There were days that I had to leave the doors open because it was over 100 degrees and I had medications and food inside it. Even with the dome lights turned off, not using the radio and with the front door courtesy lights removed, the new battery can't handle the load. It stranded me twice literally in the backwoods of a national forest. Walking a half-mile each time to get a jump-start was no fun. The new one may have similar cold cranking numbers but that's not the whole story of a battery.

Does anybody know the specs on the original 24F battery and have a verifiable source for that info? THANKS!
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Re: BCI Group 24F Replacement Battery - suggestions and sources?

maybe this one will work better for you? but it's $309.

http://4xspower.com/shop/d-series/d2400/
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