with the ignition in the off position why would the positive side of the battery be getting hot to the touch

Asked by May 23, 2013 at 02:07 PM about the 1995 Ford F-150 XLT SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have no power to my truck at all but with the ignition turned off the positive side of my
battery is getting hot to the touch

2 Answers

Have you been experiencing a parasitic draw on your battery leavin' you dead as a doornail?...keep you fingers off the battery unless you like sulfuric acid and lead for breakfast~ the battery heats...the battery cools, could be perfectly normal with today's batteries made from a tin/antimony alloy (not lead anymore) the behavior of these batteries is largely unknown these days they just haven't been out there long enough~ check for parasitic draw...it is not the batteries fault~ judgement for the battery~

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