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Old 11-14-2012, 05:06 AM   #5
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Yep, it sounds like you've got one of those batteries that shows voltage, but doesn't have a charge that you can do anything with. You might even smell rotten eggs near the battery. I have also heard of a 175a fuse built into the positive cable near the battery terminal, but I haven't seen pictures of it. To test for this you'd need to uncover the positive terminal at the starter or the alternator, then use a multi-meter set to ohms or the diode symbol, check it by putting the leads together: it should read .01 ohms or beep, put a lead at the battery and one on the starter or alternator and see what you get. If you get something different than putting the leads together, the wire/fuse is bad. That's how to do a basic electrical continuity test.
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