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Will a Group 24F battery fit into an Escort designed for a group 35

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by zzyzzx, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. zzyzzx

    zzyzzx FEOA Member

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    1995LX Sport. Always used a group 35. However among the 5 cars I maintain one of them is a 4 cylinder 2000 Camry that has a group 24F installed (that's what it came with) as an optional upgrade where a group 35 is standard. I know I don't need the extra capacity that a 24F has for an Escort, but I do know that I need to replace two AGM sump pump backup batteries in the house, and I want to switch those out to use regular AGM car batteries and try to standardize if I can. I don't think it will cause an issue, but I figure that somebody here might have tried putting a group 24 in a 1991-1996 1.9L Escort and can report back.
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    if it fits it ships. as long as everything lines up and its not smashed up into the hood i dont see any issues
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    zzyzzx FEOA Member

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    It should. They are usually the same price as a group 35, just with more CCA.
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    If it will fit the battery box and doesn't contact any metal where it can short out it will be fine. My mom's riding mower was having to have the battery replaced nearly every year for the last several years at $20-30 a pop. This past spring I went to Rural King and bought a 5 year warranty automotive battery for $55. and put in it. I didn't have any starting problems this year as in the past. Years ago I had a Mazda B2000 and always used a battery designed for a 360 V8 in it. I always try to find larger batteries with more cranking amps than the factory rating. In most cases they will last longer. I don't remember what group batteries I have in my Escorts but they are not standard replacements for the Escort. I always check to see how large of a battery will fit in the battery box and go to Rural King and find the largest thing that fit since they are usually a little over 1/2 the price of an auto parts store.
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    Group 24f battery will be a little shorter and a little longer than a Group 35 battery. From what I could tell the 24f is about an 1" longer and an inch shorter but everything else is pretty much the same except as mentioned in regards to the CCA's.

    I usually buy my batteries at Costco. They have Interstates at pretty good prices with the same warranty that Autozones Duralast Golds have at almost half the price.

    John

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