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post #1 of (permalink) Old Dec 27th, 18, 2:45 PM Thread Starter
Brad Waller
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Odd Battery Issue

I've had a dead battery twice. But it was not the battery. Both times, it was the connection at the positive post to the battery cable. The first time I thoroughly cleaned the terminal and cable connector and thought it just got loose and corroded. But it happened again last night. I was at work so I did not have anything to diagnose it with, but the battery appeared totally dead. I got it jumped (a car would not work - had to call AAA), and when I got home I checked and there was a voltage drop between the battery post and connector on the cable of a few volts. Again, I pulled, cleaned, and re-connected the cable.

So, is this being caused by something else, like the alternator? Should I swap parts (alternator, battery, cable) and assume it was one of those?

Anyone ever seen this before or have a better idea?

Brad Waller
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