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Old 06-06-2005, 05:53 PM   #1
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i have been having problems keeping my battery charged. i have a 92 ssei. i have a brand new alternator, also i took it to a mechanic and they said they could not find a short/open wire(which must be), but now car'* battery was smoking and bubleing and wont hold a charge(and its was a brand new battery. could i have a bad voltage regulator?
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Sounds like you have a short. Despite what the mechanics say. Check the resistance between the positive and negative terminals. If it isn't infinite [open], then you've got a short. Chances are if it isn't blowing **** up, it would be a very small short. I have no clue about how to go about finding the short.. could be anything, but what is interesting is that it is before the fuses, since none of them are blowing [well, they may be, but if that circuit was the one at fault, it would have blown and be down with it].


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Sounds like you have a short. Despite what the mechanics say. Check the resistance between the positive and negative terminals. If it isn't infinite [open], then you've got a short. Chances are if it isn't blowing ***^ up, it would be a very small short. I have no clue about how to go about finding the short.. could be anything, but what is interesting is that it is before the fuses, since none of them are blowing [well, they may be, but if that circuit was the one at fault, it would have blown and be down with it].


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That'* very dangerous BAD ****. Get that fixed asap, and stay the hell away from it when it'* bubbling and smoking. That will make a corrosive mess under your hood. And hurt you very seriously.
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That'* very dangerous BAD ***^. Get that fixed asap, and stay the H*** away from it when it'* bubbling and smoking. That will make a corrosive mess under your hood. And hurt you very seriously.
Yes indeed...I had one blow up right in front of me once....darn near blew acid all over my grampa'* face. His clothes were full of holes the next morning.
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It almost sounds like the battery is getting the living hell charged out of it... I agree get that checked out...

Was this a problem before the alternator?

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Also remember the best way to neutralize acid is with baking soda and water mixture. This will help your car/paint/metal to keep from being eaten away by the acid
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How do the terminals look? I had corroded positive and negitive terminals melt and ruin a Optima Red Top. So you may want to pull off the rubber surroundings and take a file or sand paper or something and clean up all the terminals. When they get corroded they get really hot because all the powers trying to go somewhere but is getting bottle necked at the one point that it can get through. And can also give the impression of a dead battery.
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The "smoke" you see is hydrogen gas, and is extremely flammable, if not downright explosive.

You need to fix this at once. I wouldn't even drive the car.
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