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My battery has a date of April 01 stamped on the side of the battery ( Mopar performance 60 battery ), and it started leaking acid all over in the garage it's in right now. I pulled the battery out, and the case was split on the corner of the battery about 3 inches vertically.
What the F*** ?? I figured I'd just take the battery tray out as long as I'm in there to clean it up and reinstall it, and I found out something........ The Battery Tray is welded to the frame of the car !!!!! Who's the #$%* rocket scientist who designed this ??!! What an idiot !! Now what the heck am I supposed to do ?? :rant:

Has this happened to you before ?? I had it hooked up to my Battery Tender for the last 2 months, and no problems 'til now.
 

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Now you have to go in there and remove all the corrosion and rust -
prime and paint, then get a plastic battery pan to set your new battery on.
 

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Yes but not on my Viper.Maint free batteries still have vents and can leak.Suggest you replace with an Optima red top like I did almost right away.No vents>can bemounted sideways or upside down.No leaks.Tight fit.Might have to bend the tray a little like I did using a bottle jack. Bruce
 

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Sorry to hear about your problem. /images/graemlins/frown.gif

A battery that splits like that did so for one of a few reasons.

It was overcharged. Doubt it from a Battery Tender.

Or it had to much water in a cell and froze. Don't know about this. Was the car in a heated garage?

Or it just was a faulty battery to begin with. Could have had a bad seam or flaw in the case.




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I've never had that problem. If you autocross, or do any road course work, your OEM battery will slurp acid out of the vented caps. You will notice rusty bolts and whitish powdery deposits on the left frame rail cap.

Pull the battery, clean it, refill it, clean & brush the tray, flood it with clear water, then hit it with some paint and reinstall the battery. I service my battery about every 9 months.
 

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As long as the car's on a service contract, it gets Mopar batteries.
 

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Here's a picture of my battery tray after I CUT IT OUT of my GTS. I'm going to properly clean it, prep it, and paint it with POR-15 before installing it better than the factory ever dreamed of. The great part of this is........ It will be removable in the future if need be !!

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Oh yeah.............

Anyone know what that electrical connection is to the battery tray ?? What is the purpose of that ??
 

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Re: Ever have a battery leak acid while installed

I'm looking into changing my batter (i've noticed it doesn't keep the charge as well as when it was new).

Any recommendations? I say Bruces recomendation for the Optima Red, any other recommnendations?

Thanks!!
 

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JH23JOB said:
Oh yeah.............

Anyone know what that electrical connection is to the battery tray ?? What is the purpose of that ?? <hr /></blockquote>

Strange as it may sound, that is for sensing battery temperature.
 

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Sensing Battery Temperature ??

What the heck is that good for ?? There's no "battery Fan" that I've ever heard of to turn on if it get's too hot......... Or, a "battery Heater" if it get's too cold.

As far as I could tell, It's a "Battery acid just spilled out all over your WELDED in battery tray, and now your Screwed" sensor.
Works good too !!!
 

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Why would you put a crappy acid puking battery back into your Viper even if you get it for free?I think I paid around $120.00 at pep boys for the optima red top.Let the Viper tech have the brand new Mopar batttery to use,sell or whatever. Bruce
 

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GTS Bruce said:
Why would you put a crappy acid puking battery back into your Viper even if you get it for free?I think I paid around $120.00 at pep boys for the optima red top.Let the Viper tech have the brand new Mopar batttery to use,sell or whatever. Bruce <hr /></blockquote>


Finally...one thing I agree with Bruce on...Get a Maintenance Free battery...if there is a place to put water in the thing, it ain't Maintenance Free...

Put the Mopar Battery in your new Dodge 1 Ton...or give it to me for my Durango...

Bruce, we don't have viper techs up here...See the thread "Do you...............Wrench on your own shit...We do!!!
 

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Yes there was a time I did all my own wrenching.Out of financial necessity when I was younger and later for fun and to make sure things got done right.Did some SCCA roadracing a long time ago.Did all work and towing.That said when I was in the process of getting the Viper one of my wife's requirements was that I not turn the garage into a GARAGE.There are some tools in the Viper garage but most are in a shed out back.Stands,floor jacks,etc out back.She didn't question the Viper so I don't question her requirement.Now the only time I can get my hands dirty is when I am cleaning the Viper and it ain't too dirty to start with. Bruce
 

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Mopar batteries suck! All they've ever done for me is behave as acid leakers. Never during install, but always shortly thereafter. I hate 'em. Worst batteries ever made.
 
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