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Old 11-29-2006, 07:15 PM   #11
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i have a 2001 ssei and yours is good compared to mine. i have 2 -3inch holes in the inboard rear corner of the battery compartment. if the thing hadnt died ,it woulda gotten alot larger . baking soda will clean it up ,then use roof tar to protect the area. make sure the vent system is working w/ a compressor air nozzle on low. and wear glasses for your eyes.
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Old 11-29-2006, 07:21 PM   #12
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i have a 2001 ssei and yours is good compared to mine. i have 2 -3inch holes in the inboard rear corner of the battery compartment. if the thing hadnt died ,it woulda gotten alot larger . baking soda will clean it up ,then use roof tar to protect the area. make sure the vent system is working w/ a compressor air nozzle on low. and wear glasses for your eyes.

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1. we would normally ask that you not dig up old threads.
but since this is not really that old I'll let it slide

2. he posted his fix.



Oh and a 3rd thing. you do make a good point that us 2000+ cars need to check under the rear seat more often.
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Let'* continue his topic in the 2000-2005 section. Instead of double-posting and splitting up the replies.
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I had the same exact thing. 2002, my car wouldn't start. I checked the battery, and there was a circular crack all the way around one of the side terminals, and when I tugged on it the entire terminal with cable attached fell out of the battery, and a thin stream of acid ran out of it. Abso-frickin-amazing. I pulled the broken battery (carefully to avoid getting acid all over) then flushed out the engine area with water, then bathed the battery compartment in baking-soda and water mix. Scrubbed it all in really good with a 1.5" paint brush. Rinsed again. Had the rusty battery tray. Wire brushed it out with a drill. Treated it with Extend rust treatment, then primed it and painted it. Got a new battery, got new battery cables, and have been good ever since. Yes, it'* amazing how those trays just get eaten up. I don't know why they weld them in, seems like it ought to be a replaceable part.
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Well, since this thread is alive, I'll post too....

That is the exact thing I plan on doing for mine, I've already got all the materials, just haven't spent the time to do it yet.

Good fix Pat!
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