If batter is dry do i need a new one

Asked by Feb 25, 2017 at 11:20 PM about the 1997 Ford Expedition 4 Dr XLT SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Most likely, try adding water and put on a charger but don't stand over it looking down at it.

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If you add water, make certain it is distilled water. The minerals in tap water are not good for batteries.


Better than that, go to your auto parts store and buy a small container of battery acid. very cheap... $3 - $4 usually. Top up the battery with this. I saved a 11 year old battery just doing this.


In addition, if the cell is completely dry you need a new battery. Also if it is 5 years old or older you should replace it.

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