Do you remove positive cable from battery to charge it?

Asked by May 10, 2017 at 04:50 PM about the 2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Battery is 1 year old. Today it was completely dead.  Battery charger won't
charge it.  Should positive battery cable be removed before trying to charge?

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You don't have to remove the cable to do so. If it won't take a charge and is completely dead, ,my guess is you have a shorted cell. What is the voltage? I suspect you have a low number like 2 or 4V. Time for a new battery. Yes, they do fail at only 1 year old. Most batteries sold today have a 2 or 3 year warranty, so take it back to the place you bought it for a new one.

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