Apparently the size has changed. Just flex the front of the bracket down to meet the attaching point. Their test on dozens of batteries and the data they collect, such as cold cranking amps, depth of charge, etc is very helpful. Runs Like A Swiss Watch, An Outstanding Little 'puddle Jumper' Of An Suv! They can't be installed in the hub however unless you have a press. This model is what I refer to as the classic 'Moon Car'. When you say the rear support rod is turning, do you actually see the rod behind the battery turning or did you not remove the plastic cap on the rod and that is what's turning? The car's drivetrain and engine power remained strong into it's senior years of service.
This is an exceptional vehicle. I think I will buy a a 10mm wrench because it is a tight fit with no room for my adjustable wrench. The only battery I dislike is the Kragen's brand and have had them fail often, oh sure they are covered under warranty, but no failure for 5 or 6 years is better. But I wouldn't go out and buy a wrench if you don't have it. Easy and inexpensive part to replace with noticeable improvements to your engine, gas mileage, emissions.
Anyway, it was replaced with a battery from Costco. Just don't do what others have tried and add washers or spacers to raise the front support and then find out it touches the hood when closed. On cars that I probably won't keep long term, I've had great luck with Costco batteries. As my vehicle is now over 4 yrs oldI, I will soon need to replace it's battery. Primary Use: Commuting to work Probably The Best Car We Have Ever Owned — Excellant car with great dependability and wonderful ride. I too have always been a bit pro-active regarding the inevitable battery failure.
Just don't do what others have tried and add washers or spacers to raise the front support and then find out it touches the hood when closed. I just notice this struggle slow start and will now change the batter with a Diehard or a Interstate best by consumers. So they seem to be similar except that the Costo one is a bit shorter lengthwise. After so many miles the alternator quit working, but with jumper cables was able to get back. I have looked in the owners manual but there are no specs as to the battery requirements. This does not seem right to me.
Should I get battery terminal pliers? Does it matter if I exceed this amount? It is slightly taller than the original Panasonic battery. I agree - skip the dealer. Biggest delay was the paperwork. Almost all of them have a minimum 3 year free replacement guarantee, slowly per distributor they are getting rid of any pro-rating past the 3rd year. My Lexus 350 battery lasted 6 years. For some reason it went out slowly with lots of warning signs. The main thing is not to 'Hollywood' the car through stop signs as the transmission needs to cycle down all the way before the torque converter is ready to go again in progressive gear up-shifting.
Comfort and Luxury with Lexus Pride in Ownership. Some of our top Battery product brands are , and. Pinion assembly can be removed from under the car without removing the transfer case. Does anyone know if the Lexus replacement battery at dealerships is any better than say a Diehard, and if the cost is drastically greater than one bought at a local store? Does any body know what size of wrench I need? Unfortunately, because the old battery was not available to return to AutoZone and why would I want another similar battery their warranty turned out to be meaningless. Drove through snow, ice, rain mud, etc.
I wait until a battery is in its death throes and I've never been stranded yet in 47 years of driving. This is not a problem as the rear support has plenty of adjustment and the front of the bracket has a lot of flex. To keep it running smoothly and dependably, it takes regularly scheduled engine, trans, and diff fluid changes. If not just be aware of it when you install. Shop online, find the best price on the right product, and have it shipped right to your door. When I try unscrewing it the entire rod moves.
Cons: Grille chrome is the plastic-coated type and peels off after so many years of use. If you mostly follow the Lexus schedule, it should never let you down. Reliable, Spacious, And Easy To Drive — Overall a very dependable car, it does require regular maintenance to keep it on the road. Below is an image of the existing battery: Thanks! If the whole rod is turning just look down behind the battery, it is hooked in. I was intrested in the Optima but though it was to expensive.