HOOKED UP MY MOMINLAWS 1995 CADDY TO BATTERY CHARGER.

Asked by Jun 18, 2013 at 04:05 PM about the 1995 Cadillac DeVille Sedan FWD

Question type: General

NEXT DAY IT HAD LOUD HUM WHEN SHE WENT TO START IT. SOMEONE TOLD HER IT WAS HOOKED UP BACKWARDS. HUH? DID THEY CHANGE POLARITY ON CHARGING BATTERIES @ I DIDNT GET THE MEMO? HOOKED IT UP LIKE NORMAL-POS./POS./--NEG./NEG.     SO WHATS THE HUM? THANKS.

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did you put a new battery in yet? could look for damage to the alternator six diodes once you get 'er started...I know it's a pain in the gazooka because you've got to take out the backseat and set it aside~~my heart goes out to you...I'd suspect your charger markings, if you found red and black correctly...you did disconnect the car before charging didn't you?

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Hopefully you did as His Honor Dictated...backwards is no bueno...

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See that? You have a choice....His Honor is A Merciful Judge, you can be hung from the hoist or flattened to a coin underneath.. what a guy, eh?

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now you're just havin' a laugh...eh?

The only "Positive Earth" car I have ever had the displeasure of working on was a 1964 Cortina, a Ford built in England.

thought Lucas (not george) electrics "the prince of darkness" was responsible for positive earth on Jaguar and the British Leyland cars...perhaps I'm misinformed...never had the displeasure~

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