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    Re: Is this a shady dealer tactic or an honest battery failu

    Quote Originally Posted by MichalNY View Post
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    I see you are on Long Island. Where have you had your car serviced? I might go to another dealership for my extended warranty repairs...this was just not cool
    I do most of my repairs myself, although I would not rebuild an engine or transmission. Everything else I'll do/try.

    If I need professional service, I take my Range Rovers to Scott Dalton who owns Expedition Imports in Smithtown off Middle Country Rd (Rte. 25). (631) 780-6035
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    Just food for thought. We replaced our original battery about a year ago, on a 2011RR. I would have the shop check the alternator and water pump. Both also recently gave out.

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    Just changed the alternator and battery on my 2003 Range Rover. Now when I hit the gas Trans Failure and battery light and others pop up. Srems like the car doesn't want to go. Has anyone had this issue? What is recommended and do I have a battery reset button I need to hit?

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    Re: Is this a shady dealer tactic or an honest battery failu

    Quote Originally Posted by DBHJONBOY View Post
    Just changed the alternator and battery on my 2003 Range Rover. Now when I hit the gas Trans Failure and battery light and others pop up. Srems like the car doesn't want to go. Has anyone had this issue? What is recommended and do I have a battery reset button I need to hit?
    Probably should start a new thread for this one.

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    Batteries have the uncanny ( engineered ) ability to last as long as the label states if your lucky . A five year battery rarely lasts more than 5 years . Eight years is a long time for a battery to last in a Rover . I work on them and own them . You can put jumper cables from another car or battery on the battery points in the engine compartment and then carefully disconnect the battery . Put in the new battery and your good to go !

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    8 years of life for a battery in the northeast? I’d say you’re a lucky man!

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    Re: Is this a shady dealer tactic or an honest battery failu

    Have you ever installed a battery in Range Rover L322? It not easy to get the battery out. 1. Put the hood in service position.( disconnect hood stays) 2. Remove 60 lb. heavy battery. 3. Clean cables, install new heavy battery. 4. Program all lost accessory program. 5. reinstall hood stays and road-test.
    I think there more than 20 mins.Is this a shady dealer tactic or an honest battery failure?-lr-fix-.jpg

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    Re: Is this a shady dealer tactic or an honest battery failu

    itis a havy batery, so to save my back ( 69 ), i made this helper.
    Is this a shady dealer tactic or an honest battery failure?-20180520_162705.jpg
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    Re: Is this a shady dealer tactic or an honest battery failu

    That's a cool idea.

    FWIW, I've found it's easier to stand on a small platform/bench alongside the right front fender when replacing the battery.

    This method saves one's lower back and it's easier to pull upwards using your knees to lift the battery onto the right strut mount area in one swift movement.

    I once had a neighbor spend an hour trying to figure out how to remove the battery on a MY2010 L322 before they stopped by and asked for some help.

    They almost kicked their car once I had it removed within ten minutes (but knowing "how" is what a dealer charges for (book time) not how long it takes

    If it normally takes a trained JLR tech longer than 30 mins all in, they're costing themselves $$$ earning potential. There are, however, always exceptions given the occasional mis-step uploading any needed software post install.

    What the dealer charges a customer (book time) is another story, of course.

    I'm a little surprised that the OP's dealer GM hasn't/didn't at least try to work with the OP on the battery replacement book charge in order to retain their future business.

    I guess everyone can be ripped off (or feel ripped off) at least once before taking their business elsewhere - in which case, both lose as the OP has an extended warranty and a used vehicle likely needing further repair = future revenue opportunities for someone [else?].

    Rob

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    Re: Is this a shady dealer tactic or an honest battery failu

    As an update....when the service advisor called me to pick up the car, he said the tech "already put a used battery in" so they managed to get it done without additional charges. So far so good, but Im already looking at Duralast Platinum from AutoZone

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    Glad they did that except that battery could fail also. I agree that someone/thing let the battery discharge badly which an older one just cannot take. But I do have a general question about which year a battery change requires reprogramming the car by the dealer.
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