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Important INFO for all ranger owners.....

Ok you battery hold down is a long bolt that threads into your battery tray. now its a thin bolt and can snap VERY easiallly if you have a new truck take it out NOW and put never seaze[sp?] on the threads and put it back in think about this people steel threading into steel on a battery tray with battery acid what ever engineer designed this its a bad idea....

i just spend 3 hours yesterday having to heat up both my XLT's and my Splash's to get them out because both where snaped off when i got them.
the greese you see is white lithum greese on my terminals and on the top of the bolt. they snap right at the top of the plastic wedge


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Hey, good post and good advice, thanks!
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Extremely good advice!!

This happened to mine, I still have to fix it somehow though.
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HAHA put it in the bed!!!!
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I guess if it is easy I will do it but I am pretty lazy
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Good call Zach. I didn't have a problem when I replaced mine but this is good to know.
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Good call Zach. I didn't have a problem when I replaced mine but this is good to know.
ya I still recommend taking it out and putting never seize on it
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It's called anti sieze 'round these hur parts.
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i got mine out no problem when i had to change the battery.....
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It's called anti sieze 'round these hur parts.
didnt have a problem with the one on my truck or my dads, but good advice. i shall do it to the edge.
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It's called anti sieze 'round these hur parts.
probly is the proper term i just have always called it never seize so i for get lol...
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***, now your going to make me go outside in the dark and look at my truck
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so are you replacing the batt in the splash? with what? better be optima lol
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ha!

heres how it came stock on my 2001
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My battery tie down is broken all together I just have a VERY LARGE zip tie holding mine down. Best part you don't have to worry about it rusting.
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ha!

heres how it came stock on my 2001

Just wait until you have to take that out to get the battery out...
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Just wait until you have to take that out to get the battery out...

ive had to do it at least twice now
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My 2000 mounts the same as scotty G's and I just replaced the factory battery with a redtop and it actually came right out. My truck originated in MI then moved to potter County PA and is now in Erie Pa so it has seen nothing but salt. Just the shorter shaft reduces the stress in the shaft due to torsion as compared to the style in Zachs truck. Anti-sieze would still be a good idea for the newer design.
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so are you replacing the batt in the splash? with what? better be optima lol
hell no I am not an optima person i will take my die hards any day. am old school. acully i bought a new battery for my XLT and my splash is getting my old one out of my XLT...
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Have to check it out this weekend.
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how many cranking amps is the die hard rated at just wondering?
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how many cranking amps is the die hard rated at just wondering?
right around 890ish, she's a big boy...
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