CCA on factory battery?

Discussion in 'Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat' started by sircoffee, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. sircoffee

    sircoffee Well-Known Member

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    Vehicle Model:
    Civic EX
    Body Style:
    Sedan
    Hello everyone,
    I recently replaced the battery on my 2014 Civiv EX because I have been having to jumpstart it 3 times a week. The car is used everyday (it never sits for more than 24 hours). I replaced it with a Honda battery from the dealership and is there is a visual difference between the factory battery and the one the dealership put in. When the techs were diagnosing the old battery with a battery tester I heard them asking each other whats the CCA and someone replied with 390 which is kinda weak. And the new one they put it on the sticker said 500 CCA. My question is, are factory batteries "weaker"?
     
  2. Pimpmypc

    Pimpmypc Well-Known Member

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    Vehicle Model:
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    Body Style:
    Coupe
    I thought it was 550 but 500 must be the one. See if it says in the owners manual.


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  3. bauer311
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    bauer311 Supporting Member

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    Location:
    fountain, co
    Vehicle Model:
    civic ex
    Body Style:
    coupe
    That's the "cold cranking amps". The factory honda batteries are notorious for going bad in the 9th gens. Dunno what the deal is, but i replaced mine with a battery that had 660 cca and had no issues
     
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  4. Pimpmypc

    Pimpmypc Well-Known Member

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    Vehicle Model:
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    Body Style:
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    Find a battery with the best replacement warranty. Check Costco and sams club. The Bosch batteries have good warranties too. I got mine from Costco. Honda batteries are junk I went through 2 in about 3 years.


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  5. clybourn

    clybourn Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    Chicago
    Vehicle Model:
    Civic LX
    Body Style:
    coupe
    I just had to replace my battery sensor after the last cold snap on my 2012.
     
  6. sunofwolf

    sunofwolf Active Member

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    Vehicle Model:
    honda SI 2013 35% tinted Hondata coupe 136+mph! SRT-4 180+! VFR-800-11750 rpm 10.9 1/4 130+! Neon 2001!
    Body Style:
    coupe
    I have a napa legend battery-original died of course, note the srt-4 stock battery weighs 26pds and the Honda 23.5 pds,
    looks like to save weight Honda went with a very small battery. nothing wrong with losing weight- a trickle battery charger does solve this problem.
     

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