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Old 10-11-2012, 08:08 PM
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dropped battery

dropped a optima red top today about 2 ft of ground pushed in negitive top post about half way in do you think battery can be saved hold charge before, wondering if should just let it go and keep using or will leave me stranded and screw up other battery? bought new 6months ago. thanks for insight.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:30 PM
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It's not worth the risk. You may have damaged something internally that could short out and fry something, melt the battery or cause a fire. Just ask yourself is it worth risking the truck for a over priced battery that probably wouldn't have lasted anyways?
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It's not worth the risk. You may have damaged something internally that could short out and fry something, melt the battery or cause a fire. Just ask yourself is it worth risking the truck for a over priced battery that probably wouldn't have lasted anyways?
I agree. Junkk it
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Its a optima, It should be junked even if it wasnt dropped..

They are not what they use to be anymore...
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get a DEKA
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:24 AM
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Its a optima, It should be junked even if it wasnt dropped..

They are not what they use to be anymore...


So true!

That battery is junk now... Sorry
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:27 AM
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you could always measure the 2 post with a meter to see if it even reads or the post isnt connected to the plate anymore.

But I dont care for Optima either. They never last.
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