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Old 10-17-2002, 08:21 PM
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Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: New Jersey, U.S.A.
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Hi again Steve! Don't drive the car until you straighten out the battery problem! The vent hose you mentioned is only for vehicles with the battery in the trunk or under the back seat. It vents the gasses to the outside of the vehicle. Your battery is under the hood so it can vent safely without the hose attached. Your problem sounds like the alternator is overcharging. This could lead to a battery exploding! Have this looked at immediately! The most likely cause is a bad voltage regulator. It's easy to replace and it's cheap too, however there's a small chance the alternator is the culprit. Keep in mind that the acid and gas escaping from the battery is very harmful to the surrounding area. There are several expensive components just inches away from the battery( behind the black plastic cover to the rear ). Get this fixed ASAP! Keep me posted.
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