Lost cap draining battery?

Tiny
DALLAS2
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  • 1992 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
  • 100,000 MILES
I have a 1992 Lincoln Towncar Cartier that won't start. When I get a jump (& wait 15 minutes to charge) it starts, but cuts off when put into gear. I have recently (within 6mts) replaced fuses, the battery, and the radiator. I have cleaned off acid buildup from the battery posts. My husband lost the water/antifreeze resivoir cap. Could that have something to do with it? Please Help! ~ Dallas
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Monday, November 22nd, 2010 AT 3:20 PM

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Tiny
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No it shouldn't, batterys emit hydrogen gas and can cause corrosion.

Take to autoparts store and get charging system tested, you could have a bad alternator, you can either drive there or remove alt and have them bench tested.

Coat battery terminals (after attaching cables) with petroleom jelly to prevent build up.
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Monday, November 22nd, 2010 AT 3:41 PM

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