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.
On Mon, 29 Mar 2004 20:30:33 -0500, "Tim Trottier"
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
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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