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Re: Battery????

unbelievable, still no battery. they said it was ordered on Thursday and should be in friday or monday at the latest. Just stinks because I just know thats not the problem, and once they get the battery they will find this out and then it will take another couple of days if not more to get the part they need...GGGGRRRRRR. Just venting, sorry
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That's nuts! Tell them to go get a Group 65 Battery of at least 700 CCA and you'll be good. Personally I suggest an Interstate of an ACDelco. This NOT an unusual Battery Size! They're just hanging you out so they can put a Mopar battery in it (which is made by Exide).
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That's nuts! Tell them to go get a Group 65 Battery of at least 700 CCA and you'll be good. Personally I suggest an Interstate of an ACDelco. This NOT an unusual Battery Size! They're just hanging you out so they can put a Mopar battery in it (which is made by Exide).
You do know the WK2 does use an AGM type battery and these aren't available in many auto parts stores..
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Re: Battery????

if it helps, we in Australia have had a service bulletin about this very problem, It happened to ours and it had to be towed. They told me an update on the radio software was required, as it drains the battery. They did this, replaced our battery and so far so good.
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You do know the WK2 does use an AGM type battery and these aren't available in many auto parts stores..
Yup fully aware. I called this morning to see what the story was today and still no battery. I kept my cool this time until they told be that there was a est ship date of 1/24/12 . So instead of waiting they were going to pull a battery out of a jeep in the lot but lo and behold the battery showed up after lunch. so who knows were the 1/24/12 date came from. Regardless Im heading to the dealership in the morning to get it. I am so hoping they are right and its only the battery.

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if it helps, we in Australia have had a service bulletin about this very problem, It happened to ours and it had to be towed. They told me an update on the radio software was required, as it drains the battery. They did this, replaced our battery and so far so good.
Radio, really? Who would have ever thought of that
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Picked it up today from the dealer and took it for a 200 miles trip. All went well so now we just wait and cross my fingers and hope like heck that Im wrong and it was indeed the battery.
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You do know the WK2 does use an AGM type battery and these aren't available in many auto parts stores..
An AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) Battery, also known as a VRLA (Valve Regulated Lead Acid) is not particularly unusual nor does it need to be replaced with an AGM design.

There are two advantages to an AGM (or VRLA) Battery and one rather significant disadvantage. On the plus side: 1.) It is more resistant to high frequency vibration damage (a failure known as Mossing) than a traditional Flooded Battery and 2.) Because it is completely sealed it can be turned on it's side or even completely upside down and it will not leak. As a result it can be shipped through the mail. But high frequency vibration is hardly a problem, even in a 4X4 passenger vehicle. Then unless you're going to drive your Jeep upside down (or at angles that will imediately result in this position) the sealed nature of an AGM Battery has little value as well. On the other hand an AGM battery is very sensitive to high charging rates. Hint! Take a look at the maximum recommended charging rate on an AGM battery, and then compare that to your Alternator rated output . . . that'll give you pause if nothing else . . . An AGM battery does not play well when subjected to the sort of charging rates that your charging system will deliver if the battery is run down, even when it is not discharged below 65% SOC (State of Charge) which is still a SOC sufficient to start the engine at temperatures as low as 0*F.
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