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Topic: Battery terminal problem
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screaminghollow

08-30-2009 10:52:37
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Terminals keep building up corrosion and the engine refuses to start after a few weeks. If I clean the terminals and reconnect, it starts and charges just fine. I've tried the battery terminal grease, etc, but it keeps happening. The battery is 5 years old, but holds a charge just fine. When it doesn't start, cleaning the terminals and reconnecting cures the problem.

Any clue?

36 coupe

09-01-2009 05:05:25
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You may be over charging the battery.Both my tractors have a 5 amp charge rate and no corrosion on terminals.Try oiled felt washers on the posts.

garawa

08-31-2009 05:56:42
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Coat the connections with liquid electrical tape. It should be available at your local hardware store. (After you get it cleaned and nueteralized)

Dave

08-30-2009 19:53:30
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Might be a hairline crack at the post or battery or bad gasket or poor seal. When you run electrics, when the battery charges it "gasses" around the edge of the post and corrodes every thing around it. It is not suppose to gas there but it happens. It happens more often on the positive side.

G&B batteries use to be famous for this. You probably will not stop the acid gas leak on this battery.

You need to concentrate on neutralizing the acid on a regular basis or it will cause problems for the car and the next battery. Also make sure that it is a good connection - make sure it is tight.

J

08-30-2009 12:46:06
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Try this...you can usually get it at most parts stores or online...

s19438

08-30-2009 11:38:34
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clean real good with baking soda and a wire brush.
brush first then cover with BS and then use a hose and wash down everything. maybe do this a couple of times. then spray with that red terminal protector and get them cloth thingies that lay ubder the cable connection. if all that fails new cables may be in order.

Old Sarge

08-30-2009 11:31:24
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LAZY TRUCKERS TRICK.
Try laying a couple of pennies on top of the battery.

jimp co

08-30-2009 11:21:49
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Try spraying with WD40 before you attach and after .
JimP

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