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Old 09-23-2019, 07:49 AM   #1
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Original battery finally gave up the ghost

Well, it's been 15 years and 8 months since my Mach hit the pavement, and my original, faithful battery has finally breathed it's last breath. I can't believe that it's lasted this long.
It was a sudden death, with hardly any warning whatsoever. I guess I did notice that it seemed to crank over slightly slower over the last couple of months, but never seemed to struggle. Then yesterday- nothing.
Does anyone have any suggestions about a replacement? Anyone else have their original battery?
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Old 09-23-2019, 09:20 AM   #2
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Re: Original battery finally gave up the ghost

****, the OE batteries were good but that's crazy. I haven't had as good of luck with the battery in my 2012 f150. Ive been through 3-4 because the damned positive terminal kept separating and pulling up.

here in FL you only get 3 years out of most batteries so we just buy whatever that has free replacement for at least 3 years.
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Old 09-23-2019, 02:34 PM   #3
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Re: Original battery finally gave up the ghost

Iíve hade good luck with decka batteries
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Old 09-23-2019, 08:10 PM   #4
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Re: Original battery finally gave up the ghost

Ours lasted 11 years and I thought that was insane!
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Old 09-23-2019, 08:27 PM   #5
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Re: Original battery finally gave up the ghost

NAPA does a good battery. And if you didn't notice, on these cars when the battery has low voltage the gauges do a full sweep on start up.

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Old 09-24-2019, 07:52 AM   #6
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Re: Original battery finally gave up the ghost

When I traded my Mach1 in, in 2010, it was still the original battery. It was till going strong. My 2011 Shelby original battery lasted 4 years.
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Old 09-24-2019, 04:41 PM   #7
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Re: Original battery finally gave up the ghost

Thanks for the advice. I'll check out NAPA. I'm unsure of where to find a Decka battery.
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Old 09-24-2019, 05:24 PM   #8
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Re: Original battery finally gave up the ghost

Mine lasted until 2017
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Old 09-24-2019, 05:37 PM   #9
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Re: Original battery finally gave up the ghost

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Thanks for the advice. I'll check out NAPA. I'm unsure of where to find a Decka battery.
Just wondering why everyone is recommending different batteries when these lasted so long. I went right out and bought another Motorcraft.
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Old 09-24-2019, 07:49 PM   #10
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Re: Original battery finally gave up the ghost

I knew a rep from NAPA, Deka and NAPA get there batteries from same supplier not sure how accurate that is but that’s what I was told
I have a NAPA battery in my Jeep for 6 years now still going strong
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Old 09-24-2019, 09:23 PM   #11
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I knew a rep from NAPA, Deka and NAPA get there batteries from same supplier not sure how accurate that is but thatís what I was told
I have a NAPA battery in my Jeep for 6 years now still going strong
pretty sure theres only 2 lead acid battery manufacturers left. Johnson Controls and I forget the other
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Old 09-24-2019, 10:05 PM   #12
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My original got me to 2010. After running a wally world battery for a few years after that, I decided to go and get a motorcraft max from the dealer and it died after just 18 months. I think I was just unlucky in that situation and got the one bum battery out of the batch because I never did anything to hurt it.

Been using a duralast for the last 3 years with no issues. Fingers crossed.
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pretty sure theres only 2 lead acid battery manufacturers left. Johnson Controls and I forget the other
Yeah I think johnson controls makes most of what's out there.
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Old 09-29-2019, 12:30 AM   #14
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Re: Original battery finally gave up the ghost

Just get another Motorcraft. Quite afew people have had their original last 8 years or more. My Motorcraft lasted longer than any battery I've had in any car I've owned.
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Old 09-29-2019, 08:09 AM   #15
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Just get another Motorcraft. Quite afew people have had their original last 8 years or more. My Motorcraft lasted longer than any battery I've had in any car I've owned.
Thank you! Same here, and plus it is brand correct!
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Old 09-29-2019, 02:04 PM   #16
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Re: Original battery finally gave up the ghost

Yeah everyone seems to have had good luck with the original battery. And it just feels right seeing a Motorcraft battery under the hood.
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Yeah everyone seems to have had good luck with the original battery. And it just feels right seeing a Motorcraft battery under the hood.
Totally Agree!
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