Well I talked to Pep Boys about my exploding battery and he advised me that the alternator could have overcharged the battery. This battery was 4 years old. I bought another battery and have had it for months and I have not had a problem. I was advised that if the alternator overcharged the battery that exploded then it would have done the same to the new battery. As far as the park neutral switch it in near the battery so the battery acid either damaged the wires to the switch or the battery acid shorted the park neutral switch. I am going back to pepboys for them to test the alternator. My mechanic said that they will not find a problem with the alternator. The mechanic advised me when he was replacing the battery, my car alarm was going off. He advised me that I should go to an alarm company for them to reset the alarm. I was advised that because it was not installed by toyota at the factory that the mechanic must have disconnected the alarm when he was replacing the battery. So now I have to go back to Firestone to see if the mechanic disconnected the alarm. What a pain in the butt.
Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 AT 10:08 PM