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New battery went dead had corrosion cleaned by triple AAA.

Customer Question

new battery went dead had white corrosion cleaned by triple AAA. Battery went dead again had a friend clean again started. He said battery loose and I need a battery cap. I pointed to the cap that covers battery terminals. He said no. I pointed to the red felt under cable connection NO again. What does my battery need so it won't drain?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Randall C replied 11 months ago.

Hello, I understand corroded, cant answer what the other saw or noted but in any case what do you mean by draining? you jump it? how long does it run? then how do you get restarted? cleaning terminals? can you take a picture of the battery and attach to this post?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I meant battery dead. When I try to start no clicking of starter.Slient. when car was jump started by AAA I let it run in driveway for 11/2 hours. Truck ran for 5 days. truck was driven Sat. for a while and sat in driveway 1/2 hr and when I tried to go out truck was dead no clicking of starter. The friend who helped me was a former mechanic. Terminals were cleaned well. I can't take picture.
Expert:  Randall C replied 11 months ago.

so has not run since saturday?have you jumped it since?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
wait, I'm going to car to start it now.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
truck started. What is a battery cap. That is what I was told I needed?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
draining means dead. Battery cables were tightened.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Can you help me?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I don't want to drive in winter and get stuck again.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I can't afford to spend more money for a phone call. You haven't answered the question. Help me
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Is there anything called a battery cap and not the red cap on top of cables?