What are my battery options for a 99 XLE?

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Old 03 Oct 2004, 01:19 am   #1 (permalink)
Father Guido
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Default What are my battery options for a 99 XLE?

I believe the BCI code is 24F. My owners manual doesn't actually list
the BCI battery size, but the current battery is the original and I
don't know how long it'll last. Is there a decent common BCI sized
battery that would replace these sizes as my Costco doesn't have the
24F size.

Thanks,

Norm
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Old 03 Oct 2004, 12:57 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"Father Guido" <FG@SNL.COM> wrote in message
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> I believe the BCI code is 24F. My owners manual doesn't actually list
> the BCI battery size, but the current battery is the original and I
> don't know how long it'll last. Is there a decent common BCI sized
> battery that would replace these sizes as my Costco doesn't have the
> 24F size.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Norm
>

Sears Die Hard Gold ($79) has an exact fit batteries for the Camry.
Unfortunately the high-end EverStart-Maxx batteries at Wal-Mart ($59) has
terminals in the middle (top) of the battery, and may not be an exact fit.
If your current battery has the terminals toward one end of the battery (on
top), it may harder than you think to adjust the cables to fit a battery
with terminals in the middle (top). Sears charges $10 for installation and
at Wal-Mart installation is free.

Some batteries, including the Die Hard Gold, come in North and South models.
The North models have better cold cranking amps ratings, but the South
batteries are built more robust and usually last longer than the North
Batteries. This is because, given a the fixed external size of a battery,
the manufacturer has to compromise construction quality to get more cold
cranking amps for the North versions. In many cases you will automatically
get a North or South battery without you knowing which one you have simply
based on where you bought it. In other cases, the manufacturer may only have
one model.

North batteries should be used if you park your car outside overnight in the
winter time in colder climates. But if you have an attached garage, or it
doesn't get that cold where you live, a South battery is more robust and
should last longer. Unfortunately, depending on where you live, you may not
be able to get a South battery.

Most batteries are made by three companies: Delphi (makers of ACDelco and
some EverStarts), Exide (Champion, Exide, NAPA, and some EverStarts), and
Johnson Controls (AutoZone, Interstate, Motorcraft, Sears DieHards, and some
EverStarts).


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Old 03 Oct 2004, 01:43 pm   #3 (permalink)
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On Sun, 3 Oct 2004 11:57:18 -0600, "Mark A" <nobody@nowhere.com>
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ƒ"Father Guido" <FG@SNL.COM> wrote in message
ƒnews:d76vl0lqv0i4vbnsvah0e7vmntpuk89a0t@4ax.com. ..
ƒ> I believe the BCI code is 24F. My owners manual doesn't actually
list
ƒ> the BCI battery size, but the current battery is the original and I
ƒ> don't know how long it'll last. Is there a decent common BCI sized
ƒ> battery that would replace these sizes as my Costco doesn't have
the
ƒ> 24F size.
ƒ>
ƒ> Thanks,
ƒ>
ƒ> Norm
ƒ>
ƒSears Die Hard Gold ($79) has an exact fit batteries for the Camry.
ƒUnfortunately the high-end EverStart-Maxx batteries at Wal-Mart ($59)
has
ƒterminals in the middle (top) of the battery, and may not be an exact
fit.
ƒIf your current battery has the terminals toward one end of the
battery (on
ƒtop), it may harder than you think to adjust the cables to fit a
battery
ƒwith terminals in the middle (top). Sears charges $10 for
installation and
ƒat Wal-Mart installation is free.
ƒ
ƒSome batteries, including the Die Hard Gold, come in North and South
models.
ƒThe North models have better cold cranking amps ratings, but the
South
ƒbatteries are built more robust and usually last longer than the
North
ƒBatteries. This is because, given a the fixed external size of a
battery,
ƒthe manufacturer has to compromise construction quality to get more
cold
ƒcranking amps for the North versions. In many cases you will
automatically
ƒget a North or South battery without you knowing which one you have
simply
ƒbased on where you bought it. In other cases, the manufacturer may
only have
ƒone model.
ƒ
ƒNorth batteries should be used if you park your car outside overnight
in the
ƒwinter time in colder climates. But if you have an attached garage,
or it
ƒdoesn't get that cold where you live, a South battery is more robust
and
ƒshould last longer. Unfortunately, depending on where you live, you
may not
ƒbe able to get a South battery.
ƒ
ƒMost batteries are made by three companies: Delphi (makers of ACDelco
and
ƒsome EverStarts), Exide (Champion, Exide, NAPA, and some EverStarts),
and
ƒJohnson Controls (AutoZone, Interstate, Motorcraft, Sears DieHards,
and some
ƒEverStarts).
ƒ

Thanks for the info Mark, I will use it when deciding what to buy.
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Old 05 Oct 2004, 10:22 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: What are my battery options for a 99 XLE?

24F? Isn't that the standard size battery. Costco should have it, maybe
they are out of stock.
They have a great price & waranty, the first 3 years, if it fails, its
100% replacement cost.

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