Toyota Landcruiser

Hi, I recently had a new battery put in my 85 Landcruiser. The connection must have been loose because the negative post melted the other day at startup. About 60% of the post is left. Can I salvage it? Rebuild or mold a new one? Thanks!
July 2, 2007.

Hi there,

Not realy, you should cut your losses and install a new battery, & make sure that the terminals and clean and tight.

Mark (mhpautos)

Jul 21, 2007.
Hi Quinney

Itf there is enough of the post left to drill a hole through it to take a 6 mm bolt I'd certainly try it, smother the whole lot in vasiline when done to reduce corrosion, try not to rotate the post during repair as this is a sure way to break the seal between the post and battery case, then acid will wick up and corrode the post and connection.

Regards Don

New Zealand

92 max
Jan 20, 2010.