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Intermittent power from the brand new battery

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by Markfactor, Jan 18, 2024.

  1. Jan 18, 2024 at 5:22 PM
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    Markfactor

    Markfactor [OP] New Member

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    I have a brand new AGM battery in my 2008 Tundra. However for the past several days, I’ll go to start it and - NOTHING. Completely dead. No lights, no dash lights, no power whatsoever. Then, if I wait a minute or two and try again, the truck seems to come back to life and I can start it no problem, strong battery. And this pattern seems to repeat intermittently but I think it might be getting worse.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Jan 18, 2024 at 9:36 PM
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    Canman

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    I got a new battery in July, and it won’t hold a charge. My truck was dead yesterday when I tried to start it after letting it sit for two days. Will be returning it next week.
    If you think your battery is still good, I would double check the connections at the battery posts, then any ground connections.
     
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  3. Jan 18, 2024 at 10:47 PM
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    1lowlife

    1lowlife Toxic prick and pavement princess..

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    ^ This.
    It sounds simple but Tundras are notorious for battery clamp corrosion.
    Years ago I bought a new battery for my 2005 and had the same issues.
    It ended up being a thin layer of corrosion in the positive battery clamp.
    You couldn't even see it, but a good swab with a battery brush cleaned it up.

    Amazon.com: Schumacher BAF-B1 Battery Terminal Cleaning Brush : Automotive

    [​IMG]

    Then again I also bought a new battery years ago for my 4Runner and it had a bad cell..


    Good luck..
     
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  4. Jan 19, 2024 at 1:47 AM
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    WhiteTundra0013

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    My Agm battery lasted less than 2 years and it was fried. Picked one of the coldest days of winter to die.
     
  5. Jan 19, 2024 at 5:24 AM
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    I'm on the 10th year with my Northstar AGM but "naturally" they're not available now. Interstate and Odyssey have the closest replacements.Resized_20210723_105245.jpg
     

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