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If you take it to a place that sell batters they should be able to test the batter and charging steam for you if not you can buy a tester of your own. If battery and charging system is ok then many places will sale you a grease or pad that will help stop corrosion on terminals.
Posted on Apr 01, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The max charge voltage is usually around 14.5 volts, so 14.4 is not high.
Its possible the battery has a dead cell and that is causing the acid problem.
You might want to check with the dealer on what the max voltage is for your car.
Posted on Oct 08, 2012
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Your local Mercury or Ford dealer will have those battery cables. Obviously will cost a few bucks, but they will be the right size.
Or you can go to a local parts store where you can buy battery cable per foot, right diameter (called wire gauge size-- take your old cables for matching) and length.
Then you will have to buy the terminal ends which you can either crimp or solder the battery cable to.
Also you will be needing different battery terminal posts to hook up the battery cables to the battery.
Posted on Feb 20, 2010
Try keeping the terminal far away from any moisture and dirt. In fact isolating it may not be a bad idea. Try getting a battery box for it or sealing off the existing one, just make sure to use a drain tube and vent. Some stores have battery terminal isolators, these are less effective but can help. There is also a battery terminal sealant spray that may be helpful if you cannot get/use a battery box. Clean the terminals thoroughly, spray the terminal sealant, and use the battery box for a three way attack. This is especially use full in harsh climates. These methods can also be used on remote battery terminals that are on some cars.
Posted on May 04, 2009
SOURCE: Cleaning Battery Terminal?
Using a suitable container place a heaped tablespoon of common cooking 'bi-carbonate of soda' - add approx 4 cups of hot water .
Dip the battery terminals / battery clamps in and wait for the fizzing to stop.
This will neutralise and disolve the acidic deposits.
Wash off with clean water, then paint any exposed metal parts of the battery clamps with acid resistant paint.
Apply thin coating of vaseline to assembled battery terminals to resist future corrosion.
Posted on Jun 26, 2009
Most likely not a battery problem. Since the battery is fairly new, a good charge should restore it. As far as the corrosion, A thorough cleaning of the battery cables should suffice and replacement shouldn't be necessary.
Posted on Jun 29, 2009
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