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Old 18 Nov 2014, 08:02 pm
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Default Battery Question!

SoI did do a bit of searching, I am jus tlokoing for more information

Well, I live in a very cold climate! The 26r battery that is standard to the PT cruiser has a ton of trouble starting in the cold.

I saw that someone put a 24F in his, but I didnt see much else after that. Something about him having to take the base off?

Anyone else have more experience with this? It would be quite nice to get a 700cc battery in there, but it is already pretty tight in there.

EDIT: Battery size question? This is the thread. Someone also has an Optima 34/78, which seems to be a bit smaller. I am wondering if I can fit it in my 2007 PT cruiser, even with the big ol' filter on top of the battery.

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Old 14 Feb 2015, 08:24 am
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Dang still no reply to this?

My lock heater doesnt seem to be working, car wont start at all. Of course there isnt much room in the Cruiser engien, and with the air filter being ontop of the battery and all.

I was thinking of trying another battery but here: Battery size question? and here Battery help for 2003 Turbo GT & Optima Redtop 35 seems that you need to modify the tray to get it to fit

Will a Optima 34/78 not just fit right in?
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Old 14 Feb 2015, 08:32 am
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Default Re: Battery Question!

Found a forum where someone IS using the Optima 34/78 in his cruiser...

pt cruiser batt size - XS Power Batteries / Chargers! (and other stuff too) - SMD Forum
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Old 14 Feb 2015, 08:33 am
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Found a forum where someone IS using the Optima 34/78 in his cruiser...

pt cruiser batt size - XS Power Batteries / Chargers! (and other stuff too) - SMD Forum
Same guy as here though.

I have a 2007 PT cruiser. He seems to have a modded one.

I stil have the factor air filter tha tsits over top of the battery.
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Old 14 Feb 2015, 08:42 am
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Are you buying the biggest battery that will fit with the most CCA (Cold Cranking Amps) available? Most batteries, you have a choice of how many CCA's you want to have, of course the more CCA the costlier they are.
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Old 14 Feb 2015, 09:25 am
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SoI did do a bit of searching, I am jus tlokoing for more information

Well, I live in a very cold climate! The 26r battery that is standard to the PT cruiser has a ton of trouble starting in the cold.

I saw that someone put a 24F in his, but I didnt see much else after that. Something about him having to take the base off?

Anyone else have more experience with this? It would be quite nice to get a 700cc battery in there, but it is already pretty tight in there.

EDIT: Battery size question? This is the thread. Someone also has an Optima 34/78, which seems to be a bit smaller. I am wondering if I can fit it in my 2007 PT cruiser, even with the big ol' filter on top of the battery.
IS it my imagination or did Chrysler reduce the amount of winding in the second generation starters to save cost or / and weight? Would this make it turn slower?
My 2006 starts but cranks no where near the rpm of my 2003 PT.
If time permits, this summer I'm going to get a first generation starter and replace my 2006 PT starter and confirm.
It even cranks noticeably slower when temperatures are not sub freezing
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Old 14 Feb 2015, 09:39 am
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Default Re: Battery Question!

im not sure what battery would fit under the factory air box. I would shoot to your local auto parts store adn do some measuring. but once spring hits im going to use a motorcycle agm battery and relocate it to under the drivers seat to free up engine bay room for turbo work.
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Old 14 Feb 2015, 10:09 am
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IS it my imagination or did Chrysler reduce the amount of winding in the second generation starters to save cost or / and weight? Would this make it turn slower?
My 2006 starts but cranks no where near the rpm of my 2003 PT.
If time permits, this summer I'm going to get a first generation starter and replace my 2006 PT starter and confirm.
It even cranks noticeably slower when temperatures are not sub freezing
JoeX are you sure its not the battery. Some of the PT Cruisers are hard on the batteries. Have you checked the battery fluid level in the battery?
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Old 14 Feb 2015, 10:41 am
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Yes there is a very good battery. 34R-AGM Duralast Platinum 750CCA, 955 cranking amps. Better rated than optima batterys (research CURRENT optima batterys as alot of people have trouble with them. Older models were made better and no where near the issues currently.

Heres the install i did in my wifes 06 non turbo. Fits perfect after trimming the lip (towards radiator side) and battery hold down still works like factory. Aircleaner box fits the same as factory to.







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Old 14 Feb 2015, 10:46 am
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I have the 26R Duralast Gold myself which fits perfect. I keep it on a float charger along with the Vette as neither gets used enough to keep everything charged up.
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