I need some help here with replacing the battery for my 2006 Mazda 5.
What type of battery do I need for 2006 Mazda 5?
tnx for reponse! I am not a car guy.... so 35 of what?
Red or Yellow.
2007 5 Sport AT
I think I might switch to an optima battery when this one goes bad. Costco sells them.
Most places that sells batteries will have a booklet, or an online catalog that will specify the battery type for nearly every make, model and year vehicle .
Just to clue you in owlcity, I got my '06 with an Autozone battery in it this past Spring. And I already ham having CCA probs with a brand new batt. With the car going thru 2 batts in <4 yrs, I have been sleuthing out alternator probs. You may want to look into this as well.
06 Mazda5 Touring 5MT
04 Volvo V70 T5 MT
91 Celica (my first...and last...Toyota)
96 Ram 1500 5.2L (heavy and slow to brake and steer - no wonder she's gone)
97 Accord EX wagon (replaced by V70 T5)
93 Subaru Legacy L (replaced by Mazda5)
90 CRX 5MT (Happy Trails)
90 T-Bird SC 5MT (RIP)
84 Dodge Daytona Turbo Z clone (RIP)
68 Plymouth Barracuda notchback Slant Six (RIP)
Your battery may not need replacing. Did you check the electrolyte level?
06 5 Touring
03 Avalanche Z71
My 2nd battery from Mazda is on it's last leg, so I have been exploring the battery options available.
The Odyssey pc1400 looks like the best battery and warranty. Price $240
The Optima Red Top Battery looks to be 2nd overall choice. Price $140
The Mazda Replacement/ above avg parts store replacement. Price $90
Being that I have gone through a battery every 2 yrs, I am looking at going with an upgrade. The Odyssey has a 4yr free replacement warranty, whereas the optima and Mazda replacement batteries are 3yr free replacement.
Does anyone have any experience with the odyssey or optima batteries?
Mazda's I have owned over the years.
80' Mazda GLC SPORT - sold
81' Mazda 626 - sold
81' Mazda 626 LX - sold
82' Mazda 626 - sold
82' Mazda 626 LX - sold
85' Mazda 626 - sold
87' Mazda 626 GT Turbo - sold
85' Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE - sold
87' Mazda RX-7 Turbo 2 - sold
91' Mazda Protege LX - sold
92' Mazda MX-5 Miata - sold
93' Mazda MX-3 GS-V6 Special Edition - sold
00' Mazda 626 LX-V6 - sold
02' Mazda Protege5 - sold
92' Mazda MX-5 Miata - sold
06' Mazda 5 Touring Auto - sold
13' Mazda CX-5 Touring - sold
14' Mazda 3i Grand Touring - sold
15' Mazda CX-5 Touring Auto - current
NOTE IF BUYING A NEW BATTERY:
There is a sticker on every battery (in Canada it is a law) that tells you what year/month the battery has been manufactured.
Select one that has been manufactured within the last 6 months - that will make sure that sulfatation has not occurred....
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Just go to Autozone (in the US, I assume Canada too) and get their mid-level battery. Duralast Gold? I can't remember exactly, it's been a while since I've had to buy a battery, they are that good.
Speaking of good batteries, the OEM battery in my '99 Accord lasted over nine years / 90,000 miles.
2. Would you toss a new battery in a car and not FIRST have the electrical system checked?
Yes batteries sometimes do 'just go bad" but if you're putting batteries in there like clockwork, every two years, then there is something wrong.
IF you MUST get a battery, I'd go for the YELLOW top OPTIMA battery, the RED TOP is too much for your STOCK electrical system!
Check the stock CCA vs. the Red top CCA, see.... too much!
I've got TWO Optima batteries and a 160+ AMP alternator powering my M5 (Premacy)
Again, what do you have in there now? ANYTHING over stock level is TOO MUCH for the stock charging system!
My opinion for a deep cycle battery in a car is: NO GOOD !
The deep cycle battery does not like being recharged fast, as an alternator would (too high of a voltage). Deep cycle batteries are made to go quite low before any damage is done. But this battery HAS to be recharged ASAP - it must not stay uncharged for a medium/long period of time. You must give it a minimal charge monthly if this battery is not in use. The important number on the battery (to compare to other deep cycles) is the number of reserve minutes. This number states how many minutes this battery can run, giving a constant 25A before reaching (if I remember correctly) 10.5V
The normal lead acid battery in a car is made to pump out a lot of power, quickly and then get immediately recharged. Since it is immediately recharged, no damage is done. In this case, it is the CCA number that is important.
YOU DO NOT COMPARE A CAR BATTERY AND A DEEP CYCLE BATTERY WITH THE C.C.A.
These are the basic difference between a car battery and a deep cycle battery.
Hope it helps someone out.
Last edited by Phratt; 12-15-2009 at 07:12 AM.