Chevy c10 1984

20

Asked by Aug 25, 2016 at 11:30 AM about the 1985 Chevrolet C/K 10

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

What would make my positave battery cable
real hot and my battery cook like it's getting
to much power and smell like rotten eggs

5 Answers

49,395

With engine running measure the voltage at the battery terminals. It should be somewhere between 13 and 15 volts. If it is over 15 volts the battery is being over charged by the alternator. If the voltage is normal either there is a corrosion or connection problem with the positive cable connection or the battery has an internal problem. The rotten eggs smell usually indicates an internally shorted battery or overcharging and boiling of the electrolyte.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
Best Answer
20

What do I do to fix it cuz it does it to every battery I put in

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
49,395

Measure the voltage and / or have the alternator tested. Also have someone take a very close look at the positive battery cable. It may have internal corrosion causing high resistance which may heat up under load. A local auto parts store probably can test the alternator output while it is on the vehicle.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
20

If it is the alternator what will fix the problem.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
49,395

A new alternator or voltage regulator.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Chevy c10 4 answers

    Installed a new intake and carburator on my 1971 Chevy c10 it has the original 350 and after did not want to start people say the timing chain jumped a Thoth what may have happened ?

    1971 Chevrolet C/K 10

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Chevy c10 1984 5 answers

    What would make my positave battery cable real hot and my battery cook like it's getting to much power and smell like rotten eggs

    1985 Chevrolet C/K 10

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Instrument panel lights not working please help. 1984 Chevy scottsdale 7 answers

    I checked fuse and getting no hot from it even when I tryed to run a hot wire to the fuse it does nothing. 1984 Chevy c10 scottsdale

    1985 Chevrolet C/K 10 Standard Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1978 Chevy c10 1 answer

    My 1978 C10 Has the original 250 Straight 6,It's been smelling like its running Rich for the last week or so,Just wondering what could be the cause of that and how to fix it,And Sometime when I sh...

    1978 Chevrolet C/K 10 Custom

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • my 1971 chevy c10 hood wont open 1 answer

    I recently had some engine work done on my 1971 chevy truck c10. now the hood wont open. how do I get it opened?

    1973 Chevrolet C/K 10

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

C/K 10

Looking for a Used C/K 10 in your area?

CarGurus has thousands of nationwide listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

Postal Code:

Shortcuts

Search Chevrolet C/K 10 Questions

Chevrolet C/K 10 Experts

#1 CaptPKelly
CaptPKelly
Reputation 680
#2 Rowefast
Rowefast
Reputation 370
#3 F_O_R
F_O_R
Reputation 360
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
368 Great Deals out of 9,658 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Camaro
766 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet S-10
11 listings starting at $3,800
Used Ford F-100
1 listing
Used Ford Mustang
9 Great Deals out of 1,263 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Blazer
18 listings starting at $1,789
Used Chevrolet Corvette
658 listings starting at $4,450

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.