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CelicaRacer05
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Jul 28, 7:17pm - #235212 
OEM Battery

how long did it last you? what could be the cause of it pooping out?

i have jumped my car twice in the last week, and finally got fed up and went to walmart, and had them check out the battery, it was cranking only 63 amps, when it should be cranking some 500 amps... so i got a new battery (40 bucks) and now it cranks fine, ill just have to see, if it holds power, otherwise it might be my alternator... or something else

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Jul 28, 7:35pm - #235213 
my still go strong and it's an 2000GTS..could be ur alternator..have that check out..b4 you get stuck somewhere far far far away from home.. thumbsup


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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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Jul 28, 9:07pm - #235214 
Originally Posted by celicafourotwo
my still go strong and it's an 2000GTS..could be ur alternator..have that check out..b4 you get stuck somewhere far far far away from home.. thumbsup


i hope not, im driving 100 miles tomarrow

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Jul 28, 9:31pm - #235215 
just got me an optima redtop thumbsup

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Jul 28, 9:39pm - #235216 
The battery is green when I checked it, but sometimes my car takes longer to start. I would have to keep the key twisted in the ignition longer. About an extra 3 seconds or so than usual. Is this okay?


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Jul 28, 10:08pm - #235217 
150k bout two years for me

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Jul 28, 10:50pm - #235218 
Yeah optima kicks butt I got the yellow top and love it car starts up right now but my stock one lasted four years.


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Jul 29, 12:41am - #235219 
yah get an Optima Yellow top thumbsup can't wait till mine dies grin iamstfu


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Jul 29, 11:22am - #235220 
How much are these Optima batteries? Where can you get them, Autozone?


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Jul 29, 11:46am - #235221 
pepboys have a specail for $159 ($109 for redtop) if you trade-in your old battery...


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Jul 29, 11:46am - #235222 
they are like 160 and yes some autozones have them. You want the 34/78 yellow top thumbsup

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Jul 29, 12:19pm - #235223 
CelicaRacer05, each Celica has a different battery in it depending on what model you own (GT or GTS) and what package you have installed (none, Weather / Full) - And also what year your Celica is.

If you have a 2000 Celica GT - then chances are that you are with the shit battery and you may need to replace it.

Go ahead and spend the $60 to $90 for a new battery - you'll not only love the reliability and new found faith - but you might also notice the added power happywink

NOTES: The best mod i ever did was remove the crap stock battery from my celi and replace it with a sears diehard gold thumbsup

$70.. and self install was done in less than 15 minutes (in sears' parkinglot grin )

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Jul 29, 12:22pm - #235224 
^^^one of those people who install things in the park lot... grin

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Jul 29, 12:22pm - #235225 
Originally Posted by spyder00367
they are like 160 and yes some autozones have them. You want the 34/78 yellow top thumbsup


that's what I got - it's definitely worth the extra money to get a dependable battery...

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