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New Battery and ALt.

Well I guess its time to get back to work on the truck. The truck started a bad chirp last weekend and stalled on me twice. After checking things out a bad bearing in the alternator is the culprit (can feel the bearing grinding when I took the belt off and turned the pulley by hand). I just found a remanufactured 100 amp alt for 50 bucks in very good shape. Since I am doing that, I figured I would replace the battery and plugs (both original) while I'm at it. So at the moment I am counting my CT money, I should have enough to cover both since I've been saving it up for a new battery for a while. I try to remember to take a few pics to let every one now how it goes.

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yes always put recommended plugs
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If you are a Costco member, you can get a Kirkland battery (manufactured by Johnson Controls)....I think that it has a 100 month warranty (prorated)...the first two or three years (can't remember which), it's a FREE replacement. They sell two batteries which fit most Rangers....the small one is around $65-$70 before taxes (CCA is like 600 or 650). The large one is around $90....get the large one if you can (large is stock battery size for Rangers in the late 90's...newer Ranger appear to get the small one)....CCA is ~950. I bought the small one for my 1996 B3000 since I am planning to sell the truck this year.

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