Battery size

Tiny
TAKESHI
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  • 1997 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
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  • 199 MILES
What is the biggest battery that I can put in my 97 vw golf gti vr6?
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Saturday, March 12th, 2011 AT 8:15 AM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Is the one that can fit the battery tray perfectly and can put out the most CCA's
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Saturday, March 12th, 2011 AT 8:20 AM
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TAKESHI
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My check engine light is on and code says that its my fuel managment system. My mechanic says its probably because I need a new battery. My stereo makes the dash lights pulse with the bass line. The car died in idle and then the idle went up and down between 1&2000 rpm but has now stopped. Can I put a bigger battery than stock with out any issues with the altenater or electrical systems?
Also my hand brake light goes off but then comes back on while I'm driving?
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Saturday, March 12th, 2011 AT 8:37 AM
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Do you play music much with car not running?
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Saturday, March 12th, 2011 AT 9:26 AM
Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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How about putting a normal battery and a smaller radio. Those Earth shaking stereos are nothing but problems to electrical systems. A bigger battery is not going to solve your problems.
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Saturday, March 12th, 2011 AT 12:37 PM
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TAKESHI
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Thankyou for your most unhelpful reply doesn't really answer my question does it!
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Saturday, March 12th, 2011 AT 5:23 PM
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WRENCHTECH
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Only if you don't want to face the truth. A bigger battery will not resolve your issues. You are overloading the electrical circuit and the battery is only the beginning of your problems. You're consuming more current that the system can maintain or safely carry.
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Saturday, March 12th, 2011 AT 5:26 PM
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TAKESHI
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Ok so I'm not running it now. And I'm still having electrical issues. Car died and now the passenger window won't go up? And I took a look at my fuse box and their is a wire going into the parking brake?
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Saturday, March 12th, 2011 AT 6:15 PM
Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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I don't know what all your electrical issues are. That could be a whole new set of problems. Have your battery tested and if it's bad, replace it. Batteries are dimensioned by a group number. This one takes a group #42 so look for the longest term battery in that group size and that's the best battery you can put in it without modifications.
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Saturday, March 12th, 2011 AT 6:22 PM
Tiny
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Ok thanks I think ill just replace the currant battery and use it for the stereo.
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Saturday, March 12th, 2011 AT 6:41 PM
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TAKESHI
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Ok I got a new battery. I've shut down the stereo so its not running now.
My engine light went off but then came back on? The code is for fuel management system?
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Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 AT 12:43 AM

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