Corroded battery, no start - FYI
I've found a couple posts regarding this already, so I'm not asking a direct question. What I have is my 96 Bonnie SSEi, 36K original miles with not enough juice to start. The positive cable terminal is corroded, but the battery itself has begun to leak.. and it'* less than 2yrs old. The batt post nut is stripped and turns freely, but will not come out. The batt has also decided to leak. The other half of the cable post (between the battery and the post nut) also turns freely now. Vise grips, wrench, etc... all do nothing. It will get power after I tinker with it, but not start. I have that "Vaccum noise" as someone mentioned in their post.
Tomorrow I'm having it towed to my girlfriend'* uncle'* shop to have a new battery cable installed. According to the research here, that should take care of it. It might be a 96, but it was garage kept for years and has jusr over 36K original miles. I dont see why it'd be needing a new starter but could be wrong.
There wasnt any corrosion on the battery before now, again, the battery itself is leaking. The Kragen I got it from said it wasnt a warranty issue cuz of the corrosion. I disagree cuz i dont think I caused THEIR battery to leak. But again... I could be wrong.
Just an FYI, but any comments or ideas, i'd gretly appreciate any input. Thanx for reading.
Brian, Sacramento, CA
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