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Old 17 Jan 2005, 02:13 pm   #1 (permalink)
Frank Van De Warker
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I've a 2000 Camry LE with 95,000 miles. Typically how long (if
there's such a thing) should the original battery last/be replaced.

Frank
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Old 17 Jan 2005, 02:43 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Youve gotten your moneys worth, Ive had off brands last 1 yr and good
brands last 4-5

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Old 17 Jan 2005, 03:28 pm   #3 (permalink)
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"Frank Van De Warker" <frankvan@ameritech.net> wrote in message
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> I've a 2000 Camry LE with 95,000 miles. Typically how long (if
> there's such a thing) should the original battery last/be replaced.
>
> Frank


I just replaced my 1998 Camry battery (OEM Panasonic). It seemed to be in
good shape (blue light still visible) but I replaced it anyway after 6 1/2
years.

There is no fixed timeframe for how long a battery will last. A lot depends
on how well it is maintained (make sure you add distilled water as needed).
Batteries can be damaged from mechanical shock just by your car hitting a
pot hole, and lead to premature failure. Extremely hot climates also hasten
battery failure.


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Old 17 Jan 2005, 04:09 pm   #4 (permalink)
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On Mon, 17 Jan 2005 20:13:00 GMT, Frank Van De Warker
<frankvan@ameritech.net> wrote:

>I've a 2000 Camry LE with 95,000 miles. Typically how long (if
>there's such a thing) should the original battery last/be replaced.
>
>Frank



Thanks for the info; just what I wanted to know.

Frank
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Old 17 Jan 2005, 04:14 pm   #5 (permalink)
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"Frank Van De Warker" <frankvan@ameritech.net> wrote in message
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> I've a 2000 Camry LE with 95,000 miles. Typically how long (if
> there's such a thing) should the original battery last/be replaced.
>
> Frank


Considering the inconvenience of a failed battery, I'd replace it now.
Lead-acid battery life is shortened significantly if allowed to go
flat,..even after just a few times. Yours must have been maintained and kept
charged to last that long.

Jason


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Old 17 Jan 2005, 05:03 pm   #6 (permalink)
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> Considering the inconvenience of a failed battery, I'd replace it now.
> Lead-acid battery life is shortened significantly if allowed to go
> flat,..even after just a few times. Yours must have been maintained and

kept
> charged to last that long.
>
> Jason
>

Ridiculous. My OEM Panasonic lasted 6 1/2 years in a cold weather state, and
I just recently replaced it even though it was still fine and the blue light
charge indicator was still glowing. If you have a Panasonic, and you kept
the water at proper levels (distilled water only), it should last at least
5-6 years.

Don't know about the batteries they put in US made Camry's.


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Old 18 Jan 2005, 12:29 am   #7 (permalink)
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"Mark A" <nobody@nowhere.com> wrote in message
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> > Considering the inconvenience of a failed battery, I'd replace it now.
> > Lead-acid battery life is shortened significantly if allowed to go
> > flat,..even after just a few times. Yours must have been maintained and

> kept
> > charged to last that long.
> >
> > Jason
> >

> Ridiculous. My OEM Panasonic lasted 6 1/2 years in a cold weather state,

and
> I just recently replaced it even though it was still fine and the blue

light
> charge indicator was still glowing. If you have a Panasonic, and you kept
> the water at proper levels (distilled water only), it should last at least
> 5-6 years.
>
> Don't know about the batteries they put in US made Camry's.


http://www.uuhome.de/william.darden/carfaq11.htm


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Old 18 Jan 2005, 06:48 pm   #8 (permalink)
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On Mon, 17 Jan 2005 16:03:10 -0700, Mark A wrote:

>> Considering the inconvenience of a failed battery, I'd replace it now.
>> Lead-acid battery life is shortened significantly if allowed to go
>> flat,..even after just a few times. Yours must have been maintained and

> kept
>> charged to last that long.
>>
>> Jason
>>

> Ridiculous. My OEM Panasonic lasted 6 1/2 years in a cold weather state, and
> I just recently replaced it even though it was still fine and the blue light
> charge indicator was still glowing. If you have a Panasonic, and you kept
> the water at proper levels (distilled water only), it should last at least
> 5-6 years.
>
> Don't know about the batteries they put in US made Camry's.


Every Panasonic I had wound upo with a shorted cell! One sprayed acid all
over the inside of the hood, and the car was only 3 years old.

I miss the Yuasa batteries; those green ones they used to put in with no
name. I had one come back to life and run for two years after only having
1/3 of the water it was supposed to have! And I just refilled it with
water! Simply amazing. And people wonder why I like Japanese stuff!
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