Post on car battery melted!


Old 03-28-07, 05:43 PM
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Post on car battery melted!

I have a 2002 Saab 9-5 ARC and I just got a new battery for it because I thought the other one was dead. It ran for a while and the day after I installed the battery, the car would not crank again. I popped the hood and noticed that the "positive" post on the battery was melting. Can someone tell me what would cause the post to melt? No one I've asked has ever even seen this before.
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Old 03-28-07, 06:03 PM
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Are you sure you replaced the cables on the correct sides?

Also be sure you have the chassis ground connected...
Old 03-28-07, 07:08 PM
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bad connection on the post
Old 03-29-07, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by frankiee View Post
bad connection on the post
That would be my vote. bad connection + hundreds of amps of current to the starter = lots of heat.

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