Loose Navara battery





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    Default Loose Navara battery

    Few days back my Navara cut out totally. Cause was simple - loose +ve battery connection.

    I was stunned to see that the battery appears to just sit "loose" on a plate in the engine bay.

    Have offroaded a few times and I'm surprised with all that bouncing and 30Km on the clock that the battery just has a loose cable and isn't stuffed completely.

    Anyone else notice this on theirs - or know if it's standard, or have some retaining straps lost or missing?

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    I don't know if they come out like that (and I doubt it) but if I were you I would make sure the battery is tight and secure with a bracket of sorts. My friend did not fasten down his battery in an old Renault and it fell off (while he was bouncing down our dirt road), it fell into/onto the alternator, damaged that and the battery as well as spilling the acid all over.
    Midas sells cheap battery fasteners for around R30 that you can probably mod for your Navara and its money well spent in my opinion.

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    I actually went outside now to double check. Mine is fastened properly. Someone stuffed up me thinks

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    Thanks guys - bakkie is in the shop today, so will get it sorted.

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