Originally Posted by sseidriver97
I couldnt tell ya i have never had an issue like this with any of my vehicles and after recently counting ive had well over 30 lol...Have you replaced the battery sense youve owned the car?
I'm right there with ya on owning more cars with this type of terminal connection than I can remember. And this is the only one that has had this problem, but I seldom kept a car for as long as I've had this one.
And yes, the battery was replaced at the very end of last April, and that makes the third battery in the car, in less than 4 years. (well at the time the battery was installed in April I had owned the car less than 4 years by 5 months)
I just thought of this, I didn't think to check the date on the battery that was in the car when I bought it, so I have no idea of how old it was when it gave out, but it gave out 6 months after I bought the car.
And now that I've thought about this a little more, I don't recall having had a corrosion problem with the battery that came with the car. Hmmm.
Anyway, I replaced the battery that was in the car when i bought it with a Walmart MAX, with the 3 year free replacement. Good thing, the MAX gave out 3 days before the warranty expired. Trust me, I usually never end up on the good side of a deal like that one. But give credit when due, Walmart handed me a new battery with no questions asked. Even though its supposed to be a free replacement, they nicked me for a few bucks by refunding what I paid for the original battery, and then charging me the currant price. So It cost me a few bucks, so what, it beat paying full boat.
But now this has me thinking, could it be a problem with the battery? I've used the same model battery in many cars, for many years now, and I never had any problems. Granted, the battery doesn't last the full 3 years, but who cares, a new one is almost free. lol
ACK, how could a battery cause corrosion? Ok, I can see maybe one may of had a bad seal, or something like that, but 2 in a row...3 years apart? That'* pretty hard to believe.
Oh well, another day shot, and I didn't get the voltage output checked, maybe tomorrow.