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Old 01-14-2011, 06:41 PM
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Battery Size 95 E320

Would a battery from a 87 Wagon work on the 95 Wagon?

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Old 01-14-2011, 06:53 PM
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maybe. i have seen some wagons with the larger battery like the '87 diesel - it's a group 49 - and some have a smaller tray and take a group 48.
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Old 01-14-2011, 07:09 PM
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hmm... I hope it's the same. My current will work on the other wagon for another year. wont keep working in mine much longer
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Old 01-14-2011, 07:26 PM
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Yes they're the same battery tray and the same size battery fits fine.
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Old 01-14-2011, 07:44 PM
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sweet. Saved 70 bucks for another year
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Ran into problems.. Battery is completely different. The '95 is about 1/2 the size
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They had 2 sized batteries, they are interchangeable. The larger one fills the tray and is preferred of course, but there is a smaller one which will work fine, just not "optimum". Originally the car probably had the smaller one, which was held towards the inside of the battery tray with a metal wedge sort of thing. Later the larger one was probably installed, the wedge is removed and the "big" battery would then fill the whole tray.
In a pinch you could just trust the battery hold-down to hold the small battery in place, or you could just cut a piece of 2X4 to act as a temporary wedge. The battery cables should work fine with either battery.
I used to have a few of those wedges (the official part) around somewhere.
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:55 PM
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The larger batt won't blow anything? I'll try it
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One of my '94s had a smaller battery, the other '94 and my '95 had the group 49.

A larger battery will be just fine, especially with the large capacity alternator of the '95.
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One of my '94s had a smaller battery, the other '94 and my '95 had the group 49.

A larger battery will be just fine, especially with the large capacity alternator of the '95.
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Our 1995 E320's battery is smaller than the tray with a hold-down plate. Difficult to imagine any MB design where the battery simply sits in the battery tray without being secured in some manner.
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Our 1995 E320's battery is smaller than the tray with a hold-down plate. Difficult to imagine any MB design where the battery simply sits in the battery tray without being secured in some manner.
All of the diesel's that I have had, the battery just sits in the tray flush....on my gasser I have the smaller battery with a wedge.

Aqua,
I did some research and it looks like the bigger battery won't hurt at all. Thats awesome know that the group 49s can go in everything.
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Our 1995 E320's battery is smaller than the tray with a hold-down plate. Difficult to imagine any MB design where the battery simply sits in the battery tray without being secured in some manner.
All of the diesel's that I have had, the battery just sits in the tray flush....on my gasser I have the smaller battery with a wedge.

Aqua,
I did some research and it looks like the bigger battery won't hurt at all. Thats awesome know that the group 49s can go in everything.
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The metal wedge is just to keep the smaller battery from shifting in the tray. With either size there is still the same hold-down on the front edge of the tray, as the width and height are the same.

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