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My battery on a 2012 Chrysler 300 had some kind of grayish blue build up on the red positive connection. Any idea why?

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All battery terminals ,corrode over time. hang the terminal in some baking soda and water this will remove the corrosion, shine the battery terminal with sandpaper , Wipe the terminal and battery post with vinegar . Coat both with a light grease, petroleum jelly is ok, refit a tighten.

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    I have used the baking soda on the terminal and then pour water over it. Cola is also good to pour over it.

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Hello,
What you are seeing is pretty much normal on all vehicles with a lead-acid battery, it is called corrosion! You should 1st neutralize the acid build-up by putting some baking soda on the terminals then wash it off with some water. When this is done then coat both terminals with some grease or vaseline to prevent further corrosion.

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Your positive battery post has lost its seal with the battery case. This lets a small amount of gas to escape from the battery.
That gas causes the corrosion that you have seen on that terminal. You can get a battery terminal spray that coats the terminal in a waxy/ grease that will stop this happening.

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