What will make a car battery smell bad?

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Asked by Apr 28, 2012 at 11:57 AM about the 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT

Question type: General

Smells like a dump

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you shouldn't be able to smell it at all- the water may be low- only add distilled water, and do it in a well ventilated area with no chance of sparks.

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sulfuric acid, time for new battery

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I would look toward the alternator. Take your car to an auto parts store they will check the battery and the alternator for free.

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sulfuric acid smells a lot like stinky a rotten egg. visual inspection will probably notice deposit at the battery terminals and possible cracks in the casing. do not touch with bare skin and wear eye/face protection. repleace battery with new one, and clean off old deposit on the connections.

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What happens when negligent owners don't learn the basics of cars like filling up unsealed batteries twice a year or just buying optima to begin with no acid just spiro coils and gel

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Dont light a match btw.. You might die

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