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I started up the Mach today, and I heard a noise, so I got out and opened the hood. The PO had bought a new battery and put it in the car, so that saved us some money. Well, he didn't tell us he bought the wrong size! It is sitting on the battery tray(note:not in, but on). It was way too big, and the alternator hit it, and battery acid dripped all over the ground. I guess I should have checked that the new battery was the right one. Grrrr.

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Sorry to hear that. Be sure and mix up some baking soda and water and douse all areas down and flush with clean water. The baking soda neutralizes the acid.

Good luck,

Tom
 

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More important than the correct battery size is to have is securely fastened down. I learned this the hard way with a 65 A code coup once! I suspect the radiator fan blew acid all around the engine compartment, not a good thing. John

It would be a shame to have passed the test but to have missed the lesson.
 

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Yeah, the PO of my D-coder must have thought the grace of God would keep the battery in my car....no clamp or bracket at all....just the cables holding it in place...

As a car mechanic, he was a pretty good engineer, if you know what I mean...*G*

Color yourself lucky the acid didn't get all over the car...

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been there, done that too.
my unfastened battery started a fire

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Your not putting down engineers are you? We're not all incompitent! lol

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Not all engineers, just those who work on cars...*G*

My PO threw a lot of money at the car in the form of new parts but just didn't do the common sense things that I do from instinct...

I'm probably in the small minority of folks here who make their living in the blue collar world so I have a feeling I'm far outnumbered by engineers here...

As an EE major in college, I understand the drill....

When making my post I was reminded of the old shop humor about trying to repair something an engineer designed.....and just couldn't resist...*G*



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After making so many mistakes, I have a rule. I always triple check everything!!! Just helps me, cause I'm forgetful!!

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