Starting battery DYING

8/20/18 @ 6:41 PM
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dell lake
dell lake
USER since 1/17/12

My starting battery for my motor is dying, but the battery seems to be fine since it holds a full charge. Anyone ever run into this problem? Thanks

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11/20/18 @ 10:09 AM
buckeye1
buckeye1
USER since 4/24/10

My battery acted the same way. Load test showed us was borderline. It would barely crank my 90hp Merc. I replaced it with an AGM.

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11/20/18 @ 9:36 AM
A5¢
A5¢
MEMBER since 6/15/09

Have a "draw test" done. Auto shop have them, or buy one for future use. They are not expensive. It look like a cheese grater with battery clamps. It tells the actual condition of the battery. A battery in poor condition can still read 12 volts, buy the draw test will show immediately if the battery is good or not.

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10/15/18 @ 7:06 PM
wskiph
wskiph
USER since 9/3/11

How do you know it's bad..if it hold a charge

Makes no sense..good luck

Smh

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10/15/18 @ 6:14 AM
Fish Hound
Fish Hound
USER since 1/29/02

No thanks, not interested in free advertisers opinions

Edited on 10/15/18 7:55 AM
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10/15/18 @ 12:23 AM
JacksStuff
JacksStuff
USER since 10/12/18

Found myself in a similiar situation this week. My trolling motor batteries were dying but, thankfully, I knew where to found better ones. Do you need some advice? If so, I can give it.

Edited on 10/15/18 12:26 AM
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8/25/18 @ 7:23 AM
SnakeSter
SnakeSter
MEMBER since 7/9/12

Dell doesn’t care about his question apparently. ???

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8/23/18 @ 6:33 PM
mskyadk
mskyadk
USER since 11/11/01

I have never had a set fail in less than 5 yrs. The biggest dump was spring preps. Sitting on maintenance charge over the winter. Point is check it.

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8/22/18 @ 10:31 PM
Jared
Jared
USER since 7/22/01

msk,

If that's the case (1/2 gallon a battery) you need to be checking way more often. If they get that low you are just killing the batteries. 

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8/22/18 @ 5:22 AM
SnakeSter
SnakeSter
MEMBER since 7/9/12

The battery needs a load test. 12.8 v is a full charge. Doesn’t mean your CCA ( cold cranking amps) are up to par. Once they drop, the battery is useless unless you’re going to use it for LED lights or something similar. Take it to most Auto Parts stores and they will perform load test for free. 

You still haven’t said what you’re running on your starter battery?

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8/22/18 @ 5:00 AM
mskyadk
mskyadk
USER since 11/11/01

Pull the caps and check fluid levels. Add if needed and recharge. Maintenance free is not true. May not be the case but I have 4 31's on my boat and 2 times a season check them. Every time I have checked, fluid was needed as much as 1/2gal per battery at times. 

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