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

1996 Pontiac Firebird

Tiny

swornenemy87

July, 7, 2012 AT 7:14 PM

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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3 Answers

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

July, 7, 2012 AT 7:28 PM

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

Tiny

swornenemy87

July, 7, 2012 AT 7:31 PM

Should I switch to a top post battery?

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

July, 7, 2012 AT 7:31 PM

No, stay with the original

Roy

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