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Unread 08-19-2009, 05:01 PM   #1
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Hi Gang,

The batteries on my 05 Precedent are bulging along the short sides. I know from past experience with batteries that is not a good thing. I bought the cart used so I am at the mercy of the previous owner(s).

They are Trojan, showing D7 on the posts. They seem to take a charge OK,
do I need to replace now or wait until they won't take charge? I don't want to risk breaking a battery !

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Unread 08-19-2009, 05:11 PM   #2
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Dave, buy and learn to use a digital multimeter for your sparky cart. It is your first tool. Visit the Trojan Battery website for some great info on care and maintenance. 07 Trojans should have 5 years left in them, if, they were cared for. Colrado winters can take their toll on cells just as bad as Wisconsin can.
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Unread 08-19-2009, 05:28 PM   #3
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It is a sign of age but, not the end of them
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Unread 08-19-2009, 08:18 PM   #4
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Ya know, they all do that. At least the 60 lb. plus cart batteries....
Is all the lead suspended from the terminals or what? Naw..Why do they sag??
Dangit. Now I have to find out. Enquiring minds want to know....
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Unread 08-19-2009, 08:55 PM   #5
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They will all 'swell', now to say they are 'bulging' may be a sign of excessive heat. Heat from what though is the question...

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They will all 'swell', now to say they are 'bulging' may be a sign of excessive heat. Heat from what though is the question...
"Swell" is probably the better word. I put in a tech question at trojan to find out what causes swell.I'll let you know the official answer when I get it Probably like asking, "why do my tires wear out??"
The technician is probably thinkin' what a newbie!%#@*?
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I was once told by a teacher that there are no bumb questions , just dumb answers !

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Unread 08-20-2009, 12:11 PM   #8
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"Swell" is probably the better word. I put in a tech question at trojan to find out what causes swell.:shock:I'll let you know the official answer when I get it Probably like asking, "why do my tires wear out??"
The technician is probably thinkin' what a newbie!%#@*?
I can tell you causes swell....

Oh, you mean in the Trojans. Gotcha

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