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Unread 09-18-2012, 12:42 PM   #1
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Walmart replaced the my battery two years ago.
During this two years, my car allways hesitated to start in the morning.

I checked with local mechanist for three times. One time, the mechanist said the starter was dead and changed. And the other time, he changed my alternater. last time, he changed spark and wash the fuel system. All this costed me a lot of money.

Yesterday, my car can not be started again. The Autozone checked the battery is good, but they found the battery is worng model for my car. The battery is not fit for the battery rack, it is not stable and easly to take out.
He said I drived with a dangerous "bomb" in the past two years.

I went back to walmart, and they changed a new one for me.

I very suspect that my alternater and starter were damaged by the battery.

Is somebody know that if the wrong battery put on the car, it will damage the starter and alternater or not?

If yes, can I ask for some reimbursement of starter and alterntrer from walmart?

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Unread 09-18-2012, 01:18 PM   #2
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No, it won't damage your alternator or starter.
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Thanks.

I can not understand why the mechanic changed all this part

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It's probably not related to the "wrong" battery for your car. The wrong battery for your car will not cause the starter to go dead, just wear and tear.
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The guy at Autozone was lying about you driving around with a bomb in your car for a while. My battery tie-down strap was missing when I bought my truck seven years ago and it's battery hasn't 'exploded'. The only thing holding my battery in is gravity. Really all that matters is: Post type, voltage, CCA. If you have a top post 12V 500CCA battery from the factory any battery of that type will work electrically. It may not fit the tie-downs but it will work and the computers won't know the difference.



Likely what happened was the starter just sort of conked out from old age. They do that. A bad battery can take an alternator with it, but a fresh battery won't damage it, the alternator was likely a side effect of the battery you had replaced.
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