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Battery issues

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by costamikew, Feb 29, 2020.

  1. Feb 29, 2020 at 11:35 AM
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    costamikew

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    Hi, My 2016 4 dr tundra has 60,000mi, I'm experiencing Battery issues, Started great yesterday, 10 minutes later the battery didn't have enough juice to fire her up. I thought maybe a loose connection... everything is tight. I trickle charged it over night but battery level is below half. Could it be an alternator issue? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
    Mike
     
  2. Feb 29, 2020 at 11:44 AM
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    Danman34

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    Just sounds like the battery is bad. Replace it and you’ll be good to go.
     
  3. Feb 29, 2020 at 12:03 PM
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    41bigdawg

    41bigdawg Let the BIG DAWG Eat

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    If you can get it started put a voltage meter on it and check, should read 14+ while running. Then you will know if the charging system is doing its job, if it is reading 14+ volts then go get a new battery. If you dont have a meter just stop by an auto parts store and they will check it for you.
     
  4. Feb 29, 2020 at 12:09 PM
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    Not true. These trucks are voltage regulated. You’ll never see 14+ volts at the battery on a truck that doesn’t have an altered regulator. 13.8-13.9 is the max you’ll see with 13.2-13.6 after warm up.
     
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  5. Feb 29, 2020 at 12:13 PM
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    If you charged it overnight and it is still low it is time to replace the battery.
     
  6. Feb 29, 2020 at 12:20 PM
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    Pull the battery and have it tested at the nearest auto parts store. Replace as necessary.
     
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  7. Feb 29, 2020 at 12:24 PM
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    TundraMcGov.

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    REPLACE THE BATTERY.

    You've been given a gentle warning. Head it.

    Summer heat is coming up.
     
  8. Feb 29, 2020 at 12:25 PM
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    Thanks for the knowledge! Sorry for the misinformation on my part but it is better to check the charging system rather than just blindly replace the battery. Ive seen it too many times, replace the battery and find out that its not charging.
     
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  9. Feb 29, 2020 at 12:32 PM
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    teedubbya

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    You want him to give gentle head??

    oh you mean heed
     
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  10. Feb 29, 2020 at 2:25 PM
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    TundraMcGov.

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    Well crap. F'n public schools.
     
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  11. Feb 29, 2020 at 10:25 PM
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    X2 in Group 27F and be done!
    Thanks for clearing that up! lol
     
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  12. Feb 29, 2020 at 10:36 PM
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    1lowlife

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    ^ He means Batteries Plus X2 Power AGM (made by Northstar, 5 year warranty), and a 24F ($50 cheaper) will do just fine.
    Buy online and pick up from the store gets a 20% discount.
    Well, it reads that expired 2/29/2020, bit I think that discount always applies.
    I used it to buy my 24F in January..


    https://www.batteriesplus.com/

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  13. Feb 29, 2020 at 10:39 PM
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    This. I usually get between 13.3-13.7.
     
  14. Feb 29, 2020 at 10:42 PM
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    1lowlife

    1lowlife Toxic prick..

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    Agreed, I've never seen over 13.5 in my 2014..

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