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Looking to add battery 97 ford

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by flashinglight, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. flashinglight

    flashinglight Junior Member
    from maine
    Messages: 25

    I'm just wondering if anyone has found a good place to mount a second battery in a 96-97 Ford with a 5.8L. It seems there is too much junk under the hood!!!

    Thanks in Advance
  2. Dstosh

    Dstosh Senior Member
    Messages: 534

    Can you do it like a diesel? What is mounted in the front driver's side?
  3. Mudman78

    Mudman78 Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 103

    Is it a 96 or a 97? The F150 body style changed between those years. If it has a 5.8L it should be a 96. In 97 they went with the 4.6L & 5.4L Triton motors. A 96 is easy to run dual batteries. You can get all the parts (tray, cables & windshield washer/coolant overflow bottle) from a late 80's or 90's diesel at a junk yard. The driver's side tray mounts where your windshield washer/coolant overflow bottle sits now. They relocate the bottle on the diesel to fit the tray.
    If it's an F250/F350 then it can be a 97. They didn't switch to the SuperDuty body style until 98. The same parts apply as above.
  4. flashinglight

    flashinglight Junior Member
    from maine
    Messages: 25

    Ok sounds good, is the diesel's containers a bit smaller?

    Thanks for the info, I will look around!
  5. Mudman78

    Mudman78 Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 103

    It's shaped differently to mount in a different location. Your old one won't fit where the diesel one sits.
  6. Tscape

    Tscape Senior Member
    Messages: 829

  7. 5.8L Bronco '95

    I couldnt find a place for a 2nd battery.

    I went to sears and bought the last Diehard Platinum/
    wafer technology, sealed, and guaranteed 48mo no charge.
    pricey: $190 otd
    Very big reserve power.

    I have had one day of plowing with a new 130amp alt (extra cables to bat/grnd)

    Worked for me so far.
    More later
  8. amscapes03

    amscapes03 Member
    Messages: 37

    excellent link turfscape