Originally Posted by NorthMuskoka
anyone else have there battery just die on them and nothing was left on in the truck. my truck is just over a year old the battery should still be plenty good. My truck sat overnight and then when i went to start in the next afternoon it was dead.
I wish mine had just 'died'.
Went out to start the truck this past summer. The truck was 6 months old. Press the key-fob to unlock once, then twice for the crew doors. No luck... Thinking I might have messed up, I 'locked' the doors and went again. Still no luck. Used my key to get in the driver's door. Found it really odd, but who knows. I go to start the truck to see if the battery is completely dead or what. The truck starts right away?!? WTF is going on??
At this point I'm just sitting there wondering whats going on. I don't know what comes over me, but I pop the hood, with the truck running, to have a look around. What I got was quite the surprise!!! The +ve post of the battery and it's cable are 'GLOWING' orange by this point. The protective cover over the +ve post has all but melted away and is smoldering. I sprint back into the garage and by some miracle, I grab the right metric wrench to get the -ve cable off the battery.
To make a long story short... the whole truck checks out perfectly. No fuses blown anywhere. Apparently the battery just decided to 'melt down' according to the garage. "It happens' they tell me, and I was lucky as ***** that the battery didn't blow up on me. Good thing I popped the hood, or the whole truck might have gone with it.
Ended up costing me $350+ for the tow, the labor & a new battery. Still haven't even changed the red plastic cover thats all melted on top of the +ve post of the battery. For those who will ask, I paid because my truck was already out of warranty. It had 70K km's (44K miles) at the time.