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Old 09-08-2014, 06:37 PM   #1
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I have a 2013 gt and my battery in my car keeps dieing. I wanted to know what kind of battery everyone else is using? I always use optimum but I can't seem to find one for my car.


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why does it keep dying? did you kill your battery one day and now it just doesn't hold a charge?
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Whats draining it? Does it die over night or over week?

A OBDII BlueTooth Dongle pluged in the port all the time? An aftermarket radio that really never turns off? An Amp in the truck always on pullin' juice? etc..
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I think I just have a bad battery. I never left anything running in the car and the car is a daily driver so it doesn't sit more then a day at most. One day I just went to start the car and it wouldn't start. I jumped the car and everything was fine. I had the alternator checked it's putting out 13.5 at idle. And hooked the car up to a battery tender over night that I have for another car. And today a week later the battery died after sitting in the parking lot at work after an 11 hour shift.


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The car is completely stock. When the battery dies everything still works except the car won't start. I have read the security system uses a lot of power to run it's checks when starting the car and if the battery is slightly low it won't turn over.


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Could be, some batteries are only warranty for a year now, and factory new ones, they die in 3 years mostly on me. So did you get your car in early 2012 and now the battery is 2-1/2 years old? I put in AGM batteries on my Truck and last non-mustang car when the factory ones died at 3.5 years on the nose. So far have not had either 'stang that long yet.

Edit: DagNabit, the Sears Gold AGM isn't made for a 2013 mustang. Now I'm on a hunt for an AGM for when that day finally comes. They do have a good 590 Cca lead acid mode tho FOR $99... but I like the AGMS for trucks siting in cold below zero airports for a week while I am in FLA


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I bought the car used a few weeks ago. But I checked when the car was sold and that would make the battery a year and half old. I figured the battery wasn't part of the warrantee that's why I didn't bother going to the dealer. Plus I would rather stay away from motor craft considering this one didn't last very long.


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Take it in for warranty instead of getting speculations from the internet.


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I'm not worried about paying for the battery I rather spend the money and know the car is going to start every morning. I live in New Jersey and it can get cold during the winter I don't want to worry about it. I had an optimum in my last mustang a 2010 and it was great, never had a problem. But for some reason they don't make one for our cars.


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Take it in for warranty instead of getting speculations from the internet.
Well some items like Battery are only 30 days on a used car, I would agree tell them now the Battery is probably trashed out from sitin' on the lot..BEfore your 30 days runs out.

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Well some items like Battery are only 30 days on a used car, I would agree tell them now the Battery is probably trashed out from sitin' on the lot..BEfore your 30 days runs out.



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The car was sold as is, with the remainder of the ford warranty of a year and half.


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Rather then brand name, its about "Batter Construction Chemistry." If you can find an AGM battery in our size , they will last the most sittin' in the below zero...even with a .308 shot clear thru them (yes there was a test done)

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Rather then brand name, its about "Batter Construction Chemistry." If you can find an AGM battery in our size , they will last the most sittin' in the below zero...even with a .308 shot clear thru them (yes there was a test done)



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Thank you for your help I'll take a look at what I can find


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Here you go, the Red top OPs tend to ruin the AGM gel if left discharged too long. CJ says this yellow top deep cycle will fit 2014s.

9014-045 Mustang OPTIMA Battery Yellowtop Group 34/78 Deep Cycle 1965-2014 | CJ Pony Parts

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Here you go, the Red top OPs tend to ruin the AGM gel if left discharged too long. CJ says this yellow top deep cycle will fit 2014s.



9014-045 Mustang OPTIMA Battery Yellowtop Group 34/78 Deep Cycle 1965-2014 | CJ Pony Parts



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Thank you for the link. I did see that. Even though optimums website says it won't fit I think I'm going to give it a try from advanced auto I can always return it.


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