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WHY DID MY NEGATIVE BATTERY POST MELT AND WHY WILL MY CAR NOT GET ANY POWER NOW?

1996 Pontiac Firebird • 150,100 miles

My 96 firebird completely died when leaving work yesterday. I opened the hood and found the negative battery post melted (side post battery). Now there is no power to my car at all even with a jump box attached to the lead wires. I am at a loss as to what caused this can you help me diagnose this issue please?
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Swornenemy87
July 7, 2012.



I would look at the battery leaking acid, overcharging of the alt or a bad cable.

Regardless, replace the battery and the cable to start.

Roy

Should I switch to a top post battery?

Tiny
Swornenemy87
Jul 7, 2012.
No, stay with the original

Roy