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Jan 31, 2019, 2:06 PM

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Both my vehicles have ice in the battery acid chamber. The chambers are full. Temp here has been -25++wind for a couple days. Is there anything I can add to thaw out (like alcohol or ??).
07 PT Cruiser, unsure of battery age, purchased car used about a year ago.
01 T&C mini van battery has been strong but old (2010).

Hammer Time
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Jan 31, 2019, 2:22 PM

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Nope, that battery is junk now. It was in a discharged state which allowed it to freeze. No saving it now.

PS, I am deleting your duplicate question. One is sufficient.


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Tom Greenleaf
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Jan 31, 2019, 11:54 PM

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Careful the solid mess is also still acid will be a challenge now to use baking sola and just see if you can dissolve it in maybe 91% rubbing alcohol and spray that on will evaporate and refreeze. No fun lots of serious problems acid burns and do this while warm enough.

Don't allow even the ice or dry junk to get on anything and super care to handle the cracked up battery still could make explosive gasses this is a real rock and hard place to deal with right now!


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