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Battery strap and box
Has anyone had the hooked parts of the battery box break off, so that the securing strap/band won't connect any more?
I bought a new Westco m/f and it has now failed. When I went to replace it, I found the loose strap/band sitting on top of it. I had just gone over some rough terrain, so I assume that the battery took a bad bounce and caused the plates to short out. Who knows when the strap failed. Any way I am now out $80+ for a battery.
I have temporarily replaced the battery with a standard lead acid type and secured it with two 4 1/2 inch hose clamps. I can't see the point of buying a $75 battery box replacement just to risk these delicate little points from breaking again. I will howeverremove the lead acid battery for storage and replace with an AGM, M/F in the spring.
With all of the reported battery and stator problems reported on the site, I was wondering if this was additional cause of failure, strap fails, battery fails, stator fails.