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2001 battery replacement

The battery seems to be bad or going bad in our 2001 Golf (my daughter has it at school so i cant check it) Can Walmart check and change the battery? Walmart is close to her school and their battery's are good.

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My son had same issue in his 2002 1.8t Jetta. Battery was having problems.
I had him take it to vw dealership. It is about $220.00 to put a real vw battery,
test electrics, and reset everything correct. No worries everything good to go.
No hassles for me and they have a good guarantee. Have always been treated
good at dealership here. My wife's jeep sport that I took to Walmart.
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i paid 100 for mine.


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I dont know if you have AAA, but if you have AAA you can call and they will come to where ever you would like them to and they will test your battery and if it needs to be replaced they will replace it right there. With your state, I don't know if its different with AAA but with the batteries in my state for a Volkswagen I think it is $105 and it comes with a 6 year free replacement warranty.

My dad owns a business and is contracted with AAA. I am a battery man, I go to homes, work, etc to change members batteries, and from what I know they are good batteries. Never had a complaint about them and never seen a member a second time.


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paid 96 for mine after tax I think. =]


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paid 96 for mine after tax I think. =]
mine as a lifetime warranty so


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so are there any special resets to the computer? I heard this has to be done on some newer models , maybe?

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i believe not. you figure when you work on a car you should always disconnect the battery. so replacing it is pretty much the same thing. my 05 is still on the oem battery. when it goes, ill either buy and optimared top,interstate, or exide. only batteries ill run.

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Your model can be equipped with anti-theft radio. You might need proper
activation code before disconnecting. The EMC can lose the information stored
in its memory when disconnected. It can include idling operating values
fault codes and system monitors required for emissions testing. Information
relating to idle speed control and other operating values will most likely have to
be re-programmed by scan tool. Maybe no problems-Maybe alot. I am not
saying Walmart will change with problems. I am not saying you can change
with problems, but daughter away at school, is $100.00 extra worth her without
problems? Son's vw new battery at dealer, daughter's 2002 330i sport bmw new battery at dealer, wife's liberty sport new battery at walmart. Just my idea.
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I found out last year that most batteries are made by one company(Johnson Controls) everybody just puts their name on 'em. So does Walmart and try to beat there price (unless you just like giving away an extra $20 or so for a name)

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That's a bit like saying all computers are made by bill gates because they use his language.

Compounds, thicknesses... many many many manyyyy different variables battery to battery.

Almost all zippers in the world are made by one company. But tell me they're all the same quality?

Name, in batteries, doesn't say much. It's about as good as you can make it for the least cost generally. You get what you pay for. You're not buying a bran name.


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Well look closely at many laptops and you will see that many look the same and many more have the same parts inside. I know one furnace manufacture sells to 4 others and they just put their name on it. One company makes ALL the gas valves for all the furnaces.
Jenn aire and Maytag are the same company. You can pay $10,000 more for a Cadillac and I can show you at least 20 parts that will fit in a Chevy. etc. etc.

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some people say if you replace the battery you need to adapt the throttle body again.. i havent found this to be true with my car.. but maybe?

i run an optima battery red top from autozone. ill never look back.
but yes.. walmart.. autozone.. etc etc should be able to load test the battery then replace it.

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Similar. Very similar. Cadillac to chevy... That's a farrrrrr ass leap of faith.

Sure 20 parts... but there's a lot more to it. Ridin like a cadillac. I don't hear ridin like a chevy. Luxury, reason why it's called that.

Lap top batterys, ect.. yeah, maybe. They're VERY similar... Fuck the computers themselves are very very similar. Cars are a bigger scale. Some people run different batterys baised on what they all run off their car. Things differ from how long batteries last to how well they deal with charges running out at different rates.

Saying you're only paying for a name, because two things are quite similar.. yeah, 10-20$ MAYBE.... 10 grand, no. 100 bucks... no... even 30-50. I doubt it.

Dealer tends to over charge hardcore. So it's a possibility. But unless you've got expert advice what do you trust more.
You can't just trust what you believe because of what you see somewhere else. Doesn't make it some rule that just applies to everything.


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Similar. Very similar. Cadillac to chevy... That's a farrrrrr ass leap of faith.

Sure 20 parts... but there's a lot more to it. Ridin like a cadillac. I don't hear ridin like a chevy. Luxury, reason why it's called that.

Lap top batterys, ect.. yeah, maybe. They're VERY similar... Fuck the computers themselves are very very similar. Cars are a bigger scale. Some people run different batterys baised on what they all run off their car. Things differ from how long batteries last to how well they deal with charges running out at different rates.

Saying you're only paying for a name, because two things are quite similar.. yeah, 10-20$ MAYBE.... 10 grand, no. 100 bucks... no... even 30-50. I doubt it.

Dealer tends to over charge hardcore. So it's a possibility. But unless you've got expert advice what do you trust more.
You can't just trust what you believe because of what you see somewhere else. Doesn't make it some rule that just applies to everything.
chevys suck.


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