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Can I charge Intrepid battery from the jump start posts?

The Intrepid battery is really hard to access in the wheel well.  Ordinarily, I would disconnect the car cables and put the battery on the bench, but removing the battery is a major hassle.
Can I just hook up the battery charger to the same posts I would jump start the car with?  I know about the hydrogen gas generation (I can ventilate the car okay) but would I be damaging the car electric system?

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  • Peter20164 Nov 09, 2008

    Thanks for the reply Samson-1,


    Ultimately I charged the battery in the car by removing the air filter and housing (which is over the battery) and then removing the positive cable before applying the charger leads.


    I do want to better understand by using the jumper cable posts wouldn't affect/ damage the electrical system.  Can you tell me why I am worrying needlessly?  


    I presume from your quick and confident response that this is done all the time and I'm just thinking too hard. I'm usually a good nuts and bolts kinda person but maybe if I looked at the electrical schematic I would just it.


    THanks, Pete

  • leoisstellar Jan 04, 2009

    I have a 1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7eng. My question is..
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  • leoisstellar Jan 04, 2009

    can i really charge the car's battery in a 1999 Dodge Intrepid from the jump start battery post without disconnecting the jump start cables from their post?

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    Battery is new will not turn over engine. Can not jump start. Battery goes dead even when engine is not running. Can start engine if connect jumper cables from battery post directly to starter solenoidal turn key then engine starts but alternator will not charge battery.

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You should be able to do this with no problem.

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