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« on: July 31, 2011, 03:21:18 PM »

Came back from a weeks vacation and the garaged 2008 Acadia SLT's battery was dead. Reading threads on this forum on how hard it was to find a battery; I thought I would share my thoughts. First off, Wal-Mart does carry a battery that will fit and so does O'Reilly and Autozone. I went with Autozone's Duralast Gold. This battery carries a 3yr replacement warranty and an 8yr prorated warranty. I've had great experiences with this battery in the past; so I was very pleased that this battery was available for the Acadia. 
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2011, 06:55:57 PM »

Came back from a weeks vacation and the garaged 2008 Acadia SLT's battery was dead. Reading threads on this forum on how hard it was to find a battery; I thought I would share my thoughts. First off, Wal-Mart does carry a battery that will fit and so does O'Reilly and Autozone. I went with Autozone's Duralast Gold. This battery carries a 3yr replacement warranty and an 8yr prorated warranty. I've had great experiences with this battery in the past; so I was very pleased that this battery was available for the Acadia. 
Dead as in it wouldn't take a charge?  Seems like an early death.
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2011, 07:38:30 PM »

Dead as in it wouldn't take a charge?  Seems like an early death.

Yep.  Had the thing tested...I thought it was a little early too.
One other thing...my wife couldn't get the key out of the ignition upon realizing that the battery was dead. What's the deal with that?
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2011, 07:59:30 PM »

The ignition is electronic and it locks the key in place when it senses low power. I have mentioned in the past that Walmart now carried a suitable replacement battery for the Acadia


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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2011, 09:11:05 PM »

Yep.  Had the thing tested...I thought it was a little early too.
One other thing...my wife couldn't get the key out of the ignition upon realizing that the battery was dead. What's the deal with that?
Too bad. Good luck with the new one.
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2011, 10:06:27 PM »

I have read that the Autozone Duralast Gold and Walmart Everstart (or Neverstart) are both made by Johnson Controls (people who make Interstate).  I have sent them a few emails and never got a response about the "guts" and if there are any differences.

From what I have read, the only difference would be the warranty so pick what warranty ranks best for the price you want to pay.  Walmart has changed the Everstart warranty within the past year....it used to be that the prorating period restarted if you got a replacement battery, but it now remains from the initial date of purchase.
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2011, 10:52:59 PM »

Has anyone priced the OEM replacement AC Delco battery?


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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2011, 12:28:15 PM »

Has anyone priced the OEM replacement AC Delco battery?


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no- but I know a place that sells AC-Delco parts.. I can inquire about cost--
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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2011, 12:28:46 PM »

I also tend to try to replace my factory batteries at about the 4 yr mark.
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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2011, 01:57:09 PM »

I also tend to try to replace my factory batteries at about the 4 yr mark.
I've been doing it at five years and haven't had one go dead in many many years.
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« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2011, 02:01:15 PM »

Interesting to know. For Canadian club members i've always suggest Canadian Tire (Motomaster) batteries as they carry a 3 year replacement/9 year prorated warranty on them. And I've always bought them because if you ever have a problem in Canada and your battery dies, 9 times out of 10 you are close to a Canadian tire where you can get a new battery.

Though these days Wal-marts are popping up everywhere so maybe that's the way to go now too?

Still thought it was funny that the owners manual specifically says "See dealer for battery replacement" Like is it that hard to undo the carpet in the floor and remove the battery???

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« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2011, 02:02:47 PM »

Interesting to know. For Canadian club members i've always suggest Canadian Tire (Motomaster) batteries as they carry a 3 year replacement/9 year prorated warranty on them. And I've always bought them because if you ever have a problem in Canada and your battery dies, 9 times out of 10 you are close to a Canadian tire where you can get a new battery.

Though these days Wal-marts are popping up everywhere so maybe that's the way to go now too?

Still thought it was funny that the owners manual specifically says "See dealer for battery replacement" Like is it that hard to undo the carpet in the floor and remove the battery???

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Great way to drive business to the dealers.
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« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2011, 02:48:35 PM »

I think it says similar for the headlight bulb replacement.
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« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2011, 03:44:12 PM »

I hear the owners' manuals for the 2012 models will be changed - "How to check your oil" - "See dealer".
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« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2011, 03:51:39 PM »

reset TPMS- see dealer. (this one is true is you have a latter build 2011).
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« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2011, 08:55:26 PM »

Makes sense; although how many people actually read their owner's manual


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« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2011, 09:08:54 AM »

Makes sense; although how many people actually read their owner's manual


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« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2011, 02:56:31 AM »

Oh I guess that's me; plus I have an electronic version of the owner's manual that I have read as well


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« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2011, 11:38:28 AM »

Oh I guess that's me; plus I have an electronic version of the owner's manual that I have read as well


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« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2011, 11:48:22 AM »

whos guilty of
reading the owners manual---
having a PDF of the owners manual on their PC desktop--
reset the DIC parameters at every fill up---

and possibly
keep a log of DIC parameters/fuel usage
use TRIP B to keep track of miles on oil


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