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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-13-2007, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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can't find a battery

I don't know if any of you have had to replace your battery yet, but strangely, Wal-Mart, Checker auto, and Autozone have no replacement battery part number listed in their system. What's up with that? It's just a battery. Guess I will be going to the stealership.
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You can order a top post battery from Optima, Odyssey, or go with a dry lead race battery in which case it will come with its own bracket. If you can't find one at a car parts store, try marine batteries. They are suited just fine for automotive use and usually have a longer warranty.
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I went with the Optima Yellow top. you just need to bend one of the terminals to fit.
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You can go to www.acdelco.com and search for a local battery distributor in your zip to locate the 85H7YR,,,, but it may have to be ordered. In checking Sears to see if they had a Diehard that fit,,, it was also a no go.

Another step is to measure yours and match the CCA rating with one that has the same dimensions with either top posts or dual post terminal connections.

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Don't forget..... The battery falls under the 3/36 warranty. Just in case your warranty hasn't expired.

There has to be a cross-reference list from Delco.

Factories never put the best in a car.... Delco's best ranks at the top with other batteries. I swear by Delco Batteries. (the top of the line ones)

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Go to PEP BOYS,, but if your car is still under warrany,, bring it back to the dealer
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I went with the Optima Yellow top. you just need to bend one of the terminals to fit.
Do you have any pictures of what you had to bend? I'd rather not bend things if I don't have to but I can't find a battery anywhere aside from the dealer. Those Optima's were 170.00 though... Any idea how many CCA those OEM batteries are?
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I have Optima red tops in all my cars
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I got an Interstate Battery tonight - 97.00 installed. It's an MTP -24F with 800 CCA.
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