Question about 2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
I have a 2004 TrailBlazer and my kid left the ignition and radio on overnight. I put the battery charger on it for about a half hour on 10 amps so I could get to work. Everything seemed OK for about a week and then I smelled something hot under the hood. When I opened it, there was acid boiling out of the battery and it was smoking. The next day I put another battery in it and according to the volt meter it's charging at about 14.5 to 15 volts and I can see the needle move as if the alternator is cycling on and off. I hate to ruin another battery. What's going on here?
IF YOU PUT A NEW BATTERY IN, THE CHARGING VOLTAGE SHOULD BE 14.5 AFTER YOU FIRST START UP BUT THEN TAPER OFF. CHARGE FOR A WILE AND CK TO SEE IF THE BATTERY IS GETTING HOT SHOULD NOT GO OVER 120 DEG F LEN B
Posted on Oct 15, 2008
If the needle on your gauge 'move as if the alternator is cycling on and off.' you should have your charging system checked. Also, if the battery 'boiled over' you should get a box of baking soda, make a gooey mix w/ water and pour it all around the battery. This will neutralize the acid, which will corrode everything it comes in contact with. After the foaming stops when u treat the area w/ the mix, flush with clean water. countrycurt0
Posted on Oct 11, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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