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Old 07 Apr 2014, 09:56 am
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My wife left her lights on for a few hours, 4 - 5, which killed the battery. Since I was at work 20 miles away, and my son was away, she called AAA(worth the money). The guy comes and of course he has to test the battery, and the charging system, etc. He tells her that the battery is "weak" and need replacing(of course), and the wires are coroded and also need replacing. So I take a look over the weekend. Since the car is new to me, the battery is suspect, but it haold a charge fine, and I get 14+ volts across the terminals with the engine running. There is some surface rust on the battery cables, nothing to rush to change them.
SO I have two questions; Do I have to remove the air filter box to get the battery out? And I can see the cable attached to the starter, any tips on reaching it? It's close to the rad, and I don't want to remove it just to change the cable.

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Old 07 Apr 2014, 10:12 am
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Battery:
Yes, air box has to come out of the way.
How to Remove a Battery From a PT Cruiser | eHow

Starter - I know you're not replacing the starter, but hope this helps....
How to Install a Starter in a Chrysler PT | eHow
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Old 07 Apr 2014, 10:31 am
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Clean the post connections and charge the battery. Have it tested again. Can't trust the test that was done. I have had it both ways. Good check bad and the other way to. You can get to the starter cable with the battery out.
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Old 07 Apr 2014, 05:57 pm
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When did they perform the battery test? It had just been discharged to the point that it wouldn't start the car. It would take a battery charger or a fair amount of driving to get it to test normally again. If the battery worked fine before, I would think it is still fine. But cleaning up the connections is always a good thing.
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When did they perform the battery test? It had just been discharged to the point that it wouldn't start the car. It would take a battery charger or a fair amount of driving to get it to test normally again. If the battery worked fine before, I would think it is still fine. But cleaning up the connections is always a good thing.
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Things to do to check the battery.
Look for the date code. Small thumbnail stick letter and number usually on the side of the case.
Have the battery completely charged before a load test.
Make sure that the correct CCA for your battery is input into the load tester.
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