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Old 06-17-2007, 07:36 AM   #1
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Got a new car battery.

I cleaned the corrosion off the old battery's terminals. Went to put the positive cable back on first and snapped the terminal right off. So I removed the battery. Walked 1/2 mile to find NAPA closed. They close early on Saturdays. Walked another 1/2 mile to WalMart and got a new battery for $40 plus $9 core fee.

That was the longest mile walk home ever. Not easy lugging a 40-pound battery any distance.

Found that the damaged battery leaking acid. Looked like water. Distilled water, battery acid. Don't touch! Cleaned it up with paper towels. Good thing I had it setting on plastic, not the floor. Turned the battery on its side to stop the leaking. Took the broken battery back this morning to get my $9 back. I warned the WallyWorld guys to handle it with care - don't turn it upright or it will continue to leak acid.



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btdt ...that stuff stings a bit doesn't it ? I also did the 'walk' , I lugged the battery with me as I didn't have enough cash for the core also . Amazing how quick battery acid eats through a new pair of jeans-and how I found out the batt case was cracked . That was an expensive battery in that regard ! I'm assuming you cleaned/neutralized the juice under the hood .
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Old 06-17-2007, 09:18 AM   #3
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Ouch! Carrying a battery both ways? I don't feel quite so bad for myself then.

I didn't get any acid on myself or my clothes. I used a battery cleaning product and an old toothbrush. I had left over from cleaning a battery on another car once before. Cleaned up the battery tray and surrounding area.
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Old 06-17-2007, 10:25 AM   #4
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damn thats a long walk with a battery!
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Old 06-17-2007, 10:52 AM   #5
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damn thats a long walk with a battery!
Sure is! It's not every day I take a long walk with a hunk of lead in my hand. I should have bought bike at WallyWorld while I was there and strap the battery to the rack behind the seat.
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Sure is! It's not every day I take a long walk with a hunk of lead in my hand. I should have bought bike at WallyWorld while I was there and strap the battery to the rack behind the seat.
but that would've required thought ...and after walking that far ,just doesn't happen
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but that would've required thought ...and after walking that far ,just doesn't happen
Yup. After walking a mile in 80 degree sun, my brain was pretty much useless... at least I remembered what it was I needed when I got there.
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Looks like it's time to get a bike.
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