Re: 1994 E420 Battery in Trunk Rattles

Hi Tim,
To prolong the life of the battery, you need to find a way to secure it because excessive vibration will cause the active materials on the pates to flake off more rapidly. You might try some non-skid floor
treatment under the battery and retighten the hold down brackets. The battery should not get hot enough to cause a problem with the form unless there is a dead short or a charging system malfuction.
Kindest regards,
BiLL.......
www.batteryfaq.org
On Mon, 29 Mar 2004 20:30:33 -0500, "Tim Trottier"

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Is the battery the right size? And are the straps and thingies the right size or were they substituted by some prior owner? I had one of these woebegotten things and the only problem it did not have was a loose battery.
mcbrue suggestively under the bridge in the trailer down by the river
96 S420
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There's something wrong. If you open the trunk and look to the base area of the battery, shouldn't there be a couple of sliding bars that bolt to the battery's base? My cars have those. At first glance it looks like it's unsecured; but in looking down, there is a thin strip of metal that clamps against the base of the battery, then gets tightened down with a few bolts. Maybe it's loose; maybe it's missing?

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