Your Battery is located WHERE!!!?

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    Your Battery is located WHERE!!!?

    A few days ago while walking to my car at work a guy in a Chrysler 300 was trying to jump off a Ford Explorer and it was working. The guy in the Chrysler 300 says to the another guy maybe we should try it directly from the battery. Then, the guy in the 300 says my battery is in the trunk, . Now that got my attention. The guy pops his trunk, lifts the floor of his trunk with stuff of top on it and there it is, a battery. I told the guy in 300 don't go to all that trouble to move his stuff around in order to get jumper cables in there, I have a jumper box.

    Which brings me to my question why in the world would Chrysler put the battery in the trunk ?

    Now I know one of the Buick Sedans has the Battery under the rear seat which can be removed and replaced in a seconds because it works like sticking a memory card in a camera. However, the batttery in the 300 was a normal battery.

    Is anyone else's battery in an odd location???
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    Re: Your Battery is located WHERE!!!?

    Mine is under the rear seat, and the seat removal is a pain. Jumping my friend after school gathered quite a few stares as we took out the seat and placed it on the roof. They probably figured it was a crack deal or something.
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    Battery in the trunk is for several reasons, the first two would be weight balance, the other space savings.

    Trunk placement for the 300 is easy and better then the previous placement for Chrysler batteries. they placed the batter front of the front fendres in little doors. It required removing the wheel as well as removing some parts of the intake track on the LH cars.
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    Packaging and weight distribution allegedly!

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    Battery in the trunk is for several reasons, the first two would be weight balance, the other space savings.

    Trunk placement for the 300 is easy and better then the previous placement for Chrysler batteries. they placed the batter front of the front fendres in little doors. It required removing the wheel as well as removing some parts of the intake track on the LH cars.
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    I think the G8's is in the trunk too?

    So is the 2010 Camaro's, if I'm not mistaken.

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    Isn't the battery in the Cobalt located in the trunk as well?

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    Re: Your Battery is located WHERE!!!?

    Quote Originally Posted by OneMeanChevy View Post
    Which brings me to my question why in the world would Chrysler put the battery in the trunk ?
    The 300 is on an old Mercedes platform, which I believe has had the battery in the trunk for years (at least it did in the 1970's when I lived in Germany).
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    Re: Your Battery is located WHERE!!!?

    Most, if not all cars will start to move the batteries to the trunk.
    Zeta and Delta both have batteries in the trunk.
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    Many Mercedes have them in the trunk, our Volvo S60 had it's battery in the trunk as well. I remember on our old MGB we used to have there were 2 motorcycle batteries behind the seats.
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    Can't wait until GMI2050 when some new whipper snapper starts a thread about this crazy old dude with a battery under his hood.
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    Re: Your Battery is located WHERE!!!?

    I've had to repair LeSabres where the leaking battery ate a hole in the floorboard.

    On the new Enclave and GMC Acadia, the battery is below the second row load floor.

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    yes, Cobalt is in the trunk
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    Also the Lambdas are under the passenger middle row seat.

    Some other reasons besides weight distribution to put the battery not under the hood is for modal responce/durability. It is easier to make it so the battery doesnt start vibrating on certain roads to add longevity to both the battery and battery holder by not shaking them apart.

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