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The question really is what the voltage was just before the jump start. A jump start is nothing more than get the engine running from another battery. If the engine runs again, the alternator/dynamo will charge the partly depleted battery again. Nobody can tell how long you need to drive to get the battery fully loaded again, as this depends on the state of ...


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There are two things I'd look at as the problem. First and most likely is the solenoid on the starter is almost shot. The solenoid has a large copper washer which is pressed into the two posts (one from the battery connection and the other going to the starter motor). When this wears out, you'll get a clicking sound (almost a dead thud) as the Bendix is ...


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It is highly likely that the "battery water" is a strong lead-containing acid that you do not want to be handling without appropriate personal protective equipment. This will also explain why it is not evaporating easily. The advisable thing to do is have it professionally disposed of, because lead and lead ions are toxic. In the absence of such a service, ...


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The problem is with the connection. You have either not tightened the strap enough, there is something there keeping the electricity from flowing (corrosion), or both. Take both straps off of the battery and ensure they are completely clean. You can do this by using a small brush and water to clean the crud off. Replace the straps on the battery (assuming ...


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The electrolyte in a common lead-acid car battery is dilute sulfuric acid H2SO4 which does not contain lead. Spilled electrolyte is corrosive and hazardous. You do not want to inhale the fumes and I recommend swabbing the spilled area with household ammonia or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), either of which will neutralize the acid. For your next ...


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it could be the alternator. it could not be charging the battery because it could be seize up or the belt on the alternator could not be rotating the alternator to charge the battery. it might even be a bad battery. it could be alot of things. it could even be an electrical problem where something is shorting out and draining the battery. we would need more ...


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To answer your other question, why do some lead acid batteries provide higher current than others? It has to do with the manufacturing process. High current lead acid batteries are built with thinner, higher surface area lead plates, while the higher capacity deep cycle batteries use thicker plates. They both are 12 volts but provide different services.


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The new battery will not be drained over 5-8 days time period. If it does, you have much bigger issues to worry about. Change the battery now and be done with it. This will also ensure the body shop won't have any issues while they are working on your car as well. The worst things about batteries is they tend to die when you least expect it and at the worst ...


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I believe this to be correct. G5B6882230170 6 means 2006, 88 means 8.month = august, 22nd day of, etc


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Does air come out of the dash outlets when the A/C is off and the fresh air/vent is turned on? If yes, then the problem is unique to the A/C pathway/controls, and air must not be moving through it. There may be an obstruction in the A/C plenum or air ducts, perhaps a stuck valve. But if no, and neither fresh air nor A/C air is moving, then I suspect your ...


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It could be that the switch has failed. I don't see a real reason for it doing it during a battery change, though (doesn't make sense, but sometimes you have to look at what seems right). I doubt it is the resistor pack, either. Not because you inspected it, but because of how the resistor pack works. A resistor pack works by having resistors which lower the ...


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I'd definitely suggest your alternator is bad. As was suggested in the comments, you can check the alternator itself at the battery. What you'd be looking for in this case is what the voltage is doing. Put the multimeter leads on the battery while it's running to check the voltage. If the alternator is bad, you'll see the voltage slowly tick down. If this ...



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