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Battery hisses when charging battery

To many wires on neg side of battery

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Is this battery the type that has the removable tops? If so, check the water level in each cell. Use distilled water to fill the cells to appropriate levels. Be careful of over-flow. Battery acid is very corrosive. Other considerations; battery is being over-charged, battery is worn and will not hold a charge. Auto Zone and Advance Auto will check/test a battery for you.
The negative wires go to ground. Has there been add-ons to the electrical system? Clean the Pos and Neg terminals and cables.

Posted on Apr 21, 2014

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  • dan lincoln Apr 26, 2014

    i question this i.d. of the negative terminal having numerous wires.

  • dan lincoln Apr 26, 2014

    normally, when you look at a ford ranger battery, there is no additional wires on the negative side. please provide a pic. some noise during charging is normal but if you want to be safe. remove the battery and take it to be tested.

  • dan lincoln Apr 26, 2014

    a hissing or oozing sound indicates internal bubbling from charging. batteries emit hydrogen gas. it can explode if you make any sparks. disconnect carefully. unplug. remove neg cable first. put a water soaked cloth on top. let cool. carry it away and take it to be checked

  • dan lincoln Apr 26, 2014

    if you have been charging it backwards, dont hook it back up to anything. replace it

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