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#1 3/28/2011 3:39 PM

Ritchy
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Bulging Car Battery

I have a couple of questions:

Why the side of a battery is bulging?

Is a battery with a bulging side ruined?

Thanks.

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#2 7/6/2012 6:58 AM

david silva
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Re: Bulging Car Battery

The bulging is caused by gassing. This is caused by overcharging or by a short circuit inside the battery. The acid inside the battery is turned to gas and it expands the sides of the battery.

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#3 10/29/2012 4:35 PM

scooterjbrown
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Re: Bulging Car Battery

to the question ... is it ruined? ....   i would consider buying a new one ASAP ... shop around, there are places that "rebuild" batteries and sell them much cheaper than retail ($25 and up)....get in the yellow pages and start calling around...

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