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Battery location new GCL ecodiesel

I'm new to Jeep's but for the life of me can't understand the reason to put the battery inside the cab of my 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee under the passenger seat. I've been a mechanic and have seen a battery cooking and smoking a terrible rotten egg sulfur smell that will fill an entire work shop. What could that possibly be like inside the cab of vehicle, and what were they thinking?
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Old 08-04-2014, 08:33 PM
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Re: Battery location new GCL ecodiesel

The battery has been in that location for years in the JGC...it's not "new" just to the MY14 EcoDiesel.
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Re: Battery location new GCL ecodiesel

It’s not new for batteries to be contained within the vehicle. I know many have then in the boot area.
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Re: Battery location new GCL ecodiesel

Wow! Like I said before, I'm new to the Jeep Family. Thanks for the history.
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The AGM batteries are truly sealed batteries.


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Re: Battery location new GCL ecodiesel

What you are cramming a lot of stuff under the hood, sometimes you need to put some things elsewhere! The battery isn't a horrible choice since you get it out of the weather into "conditioned" space and you really don't need to physically access it until it needs replaced. (There are jump-lugs under the hood on the passenger side) Today's no-maintenance batteries are also pretty stable...doubtful they would ever cause an odor problem, especially since they are not exposed to the weather in the JGC.
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Re: Battery location new GCL ecodiesel

good points. Thanks.
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Re: Battery location new GCL ecodiesel

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Wow! Like I said before, I'm new to the Jeep Family. Thanks for the history.
Itís not just a Jeep thing. Many modern cars have them, as I said earlier I know of a few GM and Euro cars that have them in their boot.
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Itís not just a Jeep thing. Many modern cars have them, as I said earlier I know of a few GM and Euro cars that have them in their boot.
even the chargers and 300's had em in the trunk since they came out in the early to mid 2000's
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Re: Battery location new GCL ecodiesel

My 1960 VW Bug had the battery under the rear seat.
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See. Nothing new. In all honesty i think its a better location to have it in lets say the truck or under the rear seats then to have it in the engine bay.
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See. Nothing new. In all honesty i think its a better location to have it in lets say the truck or under the rear seats then to have it in the engine bay.
I wouldn’t go that far, it can be a pain in the ass when trying to jump start someone compared to just popping the hood; not that it can’t provide its own issues too.

One reason it gets moved to the boot in a lot of cars, is that it’s an easy way to shift more weight rearward .
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