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95 thoughts on “Customer states: doesn’t start: melted battery! why?? electrical system fail!”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    I see all dash lights are flickering while your moving it to the shop @Rainman Ray's Repairs

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Veikra says:

    poor connection from stripped thread = overheating

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars erano manahan says:

    Thanks for the video

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    I agree Ray surprised there was no fire when the heat burned through the battery @Rainman Ray's Repairs

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    The hole in the battery explains the no Power lol noticed the positive was super loose on the terminal @Rainman Ray's Repairs

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Scotty Bear says:

    Lose connection is probably the issue the melting is caused from 60 cycle vibration because of lose connection

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Mefford says:

    Worse thing on a electrical system is a loose or bad connection it will cause mayhem I had a dodge that burnt two headlight switches completely down not one fuse blew it ended up being the ground wire was to small to carry the the amps draw from the headlights fog lights park lights would work till the very end then they would go out . I replaced the ground wire to the switch with a bigger gauge wire an stopped that problem . But when you bought the switch to replace it it came with the new plug so they knew they had a issue with the switches to supply a new plug to wire in to it .

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rick Allen says:

    Ray fixed it because he tightened the nuts ,

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gregory Fairchild says:

    Ray, 2018 Silverado.
    Common bad braided ground straps from frame to body, wheel well areas.
    Causing electric power steering voltage drop, stiffness on quick turns of the wheel.
    Causes low ground high resistance between frame & body. Anything grounded on the frame will be affected
    Trailer brake assist voltage drop sets cel when turning steering wheel bc steering draws a lot of amps.
    If braided ground straps are green,,, replace them with short battery type shielded cables

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Moon Moon says:

    It appears that battery did indeed die hard.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Moon Moon says:

    Oh, Ray; you’d be proud of me. I replaced my battery terminals the other day with good solid brass ones, gave everything a thorough clean. My negative terminal was loose despite being as tight as they’d go, causing various electrical issues. All better now, and looking great! Happy to send you a photo if you want!

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars nitrous07me says:

    As a Chevrolet tech I’ve seen people leave those nuts loose on the battery distribution block & causing it to melt & I’ve also seen the stud on the alternator wire melt as well, hope this helps ray

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Teri and TL Stanbro says:

    Not only did this DUI cost this person $10-$12,000 plus your mechanic fees plus the idiot that wired this crap probably, I sure hope they take it back there and stick them with this bill

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 4x4Scout says:

    All it takes is one guy changing the battery that has no idea how to clean contacts and how tight to tighten the bolts. I've seen that happen and there was no other component failure. Just some diyer afraid to tighten the nuts and bolts enough.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Teri and TL Stanbro says:

    Freaking breathalyzer freaks are the worst they hodgepodge one of my wife’s cars also had radio problems defroster problems remote control not starting what bunch of fucking wire geeks

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars immrnoidall says:

    It's part of the new OUI breathalyzer system. The person that took it out, leaves the nuts loose so you truck burns down and you can't drive drunk anymore. safety first.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars james isom says:

    anyone else notice radio was going nuts

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars GrenPara says:

    Good video but in 12min area when you tested with multimeter why did you not test other lines for shorts to each other and to ground?

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Royce Murphy says:

    Once I got battery acid in my eye, which hurt, A LOT. lifting the busted battery out towards teh camera, I flinched lol.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bushtrail Freedom says:

    💪🏼🤘👌🏼

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars chipper246 says:

    Loose wires cause fires.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars REPENTHISRETURNISNEAR!! says:

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  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Edge says:

    Just a curios novice. Would a dry battery cause the alternator to overheat the battery terminal?

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robbo Ironink says:

    Decades ago, I had a 66 Impala SS with a 454. It needed a new battery, so I went to my local speed shop and the guy gave me the correct battery and I swapped it out in the parking lot. The first thing I did before putting the cables on the battery was check the hot cable on the starter ( the car was so heavily cammed that sometimes I thought the car was going to shake itself apart ) the cable was tight and I checked the ground to make sure it was tight, it was, so I hooked up the cables to the battery and it fired right up. Six hours later I was driving to my girlfriends house and half way there the battery exploded. There was a small fire and I put it out with one of my extinguishers ( I always carry two, one in the car, the other in the trunk ) someone called 911 and the firefighters checked it over and sprayed a chemical onto the engine, the underside of the hood, and the entire engine bay. This stuff neutralized the battery acid and everything it came into contact with. It scared the shit out of me. I have no idea what happened. The fire guys and a couple of cops who are car guys thought maybe it was leaking hydrogen gas and boom. I don’t know if this has happened to you Ray, or any of your viewers, please let me know what might have caused it. From that point on I’ve always been wary and extremely cautious handling a battery.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars traildad604 says:

    ok hold up, why is there this strange terminal box on top of the battery? Is this a new GM truck thing? Why cant they move that stuff elsewhere, seems like it makes a simple battery change a lot harder…?

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bigboxes says:

    @Rainman Ray's Repairs Why is that battery so inaccessible way in the back? You shouldn't have to shoehorn it in and pry it out. Why design it that way?

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lunas Eclipse says:

    Pull the fuse block

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ryan S says:

    If the battery terminals are not tight or installed correctly it can cause overheating

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars voldem0rt says:

    You got pretty arms and handsss for a hairy bear.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars kingofda playazball says:

    Thank you for your videos. My family's mechanic was a very close friend, and unfortunately he is no longer with us, but the silver lining behind that is now my family and I watch Rainman Ray's videos. You help fill a gigantic void in my nephew's life, and for that I can't thank you enough.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark H says:

    Hey I’ve seen a few mechanics video but for some reason yours stands out in the field, love your style

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeff Tiberend says:

    I'm pressed with Ray driving the truck into the shop with the hood up.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Marty's 4x4 says:

    How can we go on without knowing the mileage? 🙂

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Marty's 4x4 says:

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  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bbodinefan11 says:

    Chevy things.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars El Ultimo says:

    OMG, there is too much junk to go wrong. I wish they made '65s.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dave Howe says:

    Mr. RainMan,Very interesting, another fine job by verifying technician excellent.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donald Desnoo says:

    looks like a poor design as power steering uses lots amps the block looks wimpy 🥴 see comment below

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JO65 says:

    Un-boxing videos get the most views

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joseph Brown says:

    I'm just here for your algorithm

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim's relaxing life says:

    another great video thank you for sharing have a great day and God Bless

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Riley says:

    Yelling at my phone its the chassis earth strap. Only vibration will reveal.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dapper Dave says:

    Humm…a short or an unintended low impedance connection?

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ted Groves says:

    No paper floormat oh my God I’m never taking my car there

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eric Atkinson says:

    Like a rock.

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars BillFromAZ says:

    Why don't tow truck drivers always put the dead vehicle in so that the front is forward out of the parking spot?

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eduardo Flores says:

    Gloves ???

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eduardo Flores says:

    Fire retardent battery housing no like old batteries from 80s back.

  49. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Vincent Risalvato says:

    HOW I WISH I COULD FIND A MACHNIC LIKE U HERE IN DALLAS TX, IM SO TIRED OF GETTING SCREWED….

  50. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DrMGomezJr says:

    good job…

  51. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Oliver Goncalves says:

    Ray, might be resistance build up in the cable….that looks like the alternator cable no??