Making a bad 12 volt battery good again for under 5 dollars
Scroll the description for more info. Part 1 converting the battery from acid to alum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Supe1a3LW2U Part 2 testing the battery again more extensively almost 6 months later http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YeRe1fwNYc&feature=youtu.be Started a drain over time test you can view the first 16 days results here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBx4U74suwI Final testing 3 months drain with no charge started truck 4 times including the last starting the truck in 10 degree F http://youtu.be/2SP6jkJMqco 1 cup or 8 oz of alum "aluminum sulfate" in a 1 gallon jug then fill the jug with water Same for the baking soda 1 cup per gallon. The baking soda mix is used after draining the acid to neutralize any left over acid. You can then after rinsing with that rinse with plain water to get out the baking soda mix. Then you will put in the alum mix filling to just above the plates and then charge. My first attempt at taking a bad 12 volt battery in this case a deep cycle boat battery and replacing the acid with alum water " food grade aluminum sulfate" so that it will take a charge, worked so well I was able to start my truck with it after just charging it overnight with the alum water in it. Before replacing the acid in the battery it would not even hold 3 volts.
Replacing a alternator on a Dodge Neon
I am replacing a alternator on a 1996 Neon with a 2.0 engine
How to Test an Alternator
Diagnosing Alternator Problems. Learn how to test an alternator with a Multimeter. Does your car not start, do you have dim headlights or interior lights, does the starter sound weak when start the engine, or does your car die sitting overnight? This video will show you a few ways to test your alternator to see if it is bad, is going bad or is good. A good alternator will show a charge at around 14.2-14.7v while the car is running and under an electrical load it wont drop below 13v. Here is a great multimeter for under $20: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001O1X65A/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789& creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001O1X65A&linkCode=as2&tag=chri0e2-20&linkId= DQXKJ44LE7TL32CR Test your Battery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COJr7OB23Hw Check for Parasitic Draw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5FJDgcdii8 Top 10 Mistakes Car Owners Make: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkn-K2noClw **If the video was helpful, remember to give it a "thumbs up" and consider subscribing. New videos every Thursday** -Website: https://www.ChrisFixed.com -Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chrisfix8 -Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisFixed -Instagram: https://instagram.com/chrisfixit -Subscribe Here: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=paintballoo7 -YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/ChrisFix Disclaimer: Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, I cannot guarantee against improper use or unauthorized modifications of this information. ChrisFix assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. Use this information at your own risk. ChrisFix recommends safe practices when working on vehicles and or with tools seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, no information contained in this video shall create any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage, or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or from the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not ChrisFix.
Removing Alternator from 2001 Dodge Neon
I am having less and less battery power when starting the car. My battery light was on earlier in the month also. I hope this helps someone out.