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dt4
post Jan 12 2020, 09:57 AM
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I have had the battery off the car whilst stripping paint and priming etc.... but thought it would be good to turn the engine over and run it for a while to keep things in good health etc.....
I had the battery on the bench to charge it and then put it back in the car but very stupidly put the negative lead to positive terminal and positive lead to negative terminal.
I didnt turn the key as I was checking other things when I realised what I had done.
I noticed that there was a smell of smoke coming from the alternator area and the tin on top of the engine in that area was warm so suspect there is a connector to the alternator under there?

I put the terminals on the right way around and tried to start the engine but it appeared the battery had drained?

I recharged the battery overnight but wouldnt start, again the battery seemed low on charge
Apart from seemingly screwing the battery, is there other damage likely to have occured

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dt4   battery connection screw up   Jan 12 2020, 09:57 AM
Superhawk996   :( There is almost certainly other serious damag...   Jan 12 2020, 12:04 PM
wndsrfr   I have had the battery off the car whilst strippi...   Jan 12 2020, 12:32 PM
dt4   I'll start with a new battery and replacement ...   Jan 12 2020, 12:42 PM
Mark Henry   The radio is likely toast but most else on the das...   Jan 12 2020, 01:50 PM
dt4   Is it safe to put a new battery on the car and try...   Jan 12 2020, 02:07 PM
Superhawk996   Is it safe to put a new battery on the car and tr...   Jan 12 2020, 02:32 PM
SirAndy   I would not start by installing a new battery and ...   Jan 12 2020, 03:17 PM
SirAndy   Don't put a battery back in there until you te...   Jan 12 2020, 03:20 PM
dt4   @SirAndy @Superhawk96 Thanks for the pointers guy...   Jan 13 2020, 01:25 AM
Breaker   Just one additional thought: IF the alternator is...   Jan 13 2020, 03:57 AM
Chi-town   Do not install the new battery. Pull the alternato...   Jan 13 2020, 10:41 AM
dt4   Do not install the new battery. Pull the alternat...   Jan 13 2020, 02:48 PM
914fahrer   I think You shot the diodes of the altenator.They ...   Jan 13 2020, 11:32 AM
dt4   I think You shot the diodes of the altenator.They...   Jan 13 2020, 02:49 PM
Chi-town   Ok, if you need an alternator or harness let me kn...   Jan 13 2020, 06:47 PM
dt4   Ok, if you need an alternator or harness let me k...   Jan 14 2020, 02:54 AM
KELTY360   This is a great learning opportunity to get to kno...   Jan 13 2020, 08:13 PM
DickSteinkamp   Electricity is somewhat of a mystery to me so bear...   Jan 13 2020, 10:13 PM
bbrock   Electricity is somewhat of a mystery to me so bea...   Jan 13 2020, 10:26 PM
Superhawk996   Electricity is somewhat of a mystery to me so bea...   Jan 14 2020, 06:07 AM
dt4   No radio fitted at present so don't have that ...   Jan 14 2020, 02:56 AM
Superhawk996   Since OP was from England and now that some of the...   Jan 14 2020, 06:26 AM
falcor75   Since OP was from England and now that some of th...   Jan 14 2020, 06:48 AM
ctc911ctc   Cannot resist.......... Years ago I met an older ...   Jan 14 2020, 07:38 AM
dt4   Since OP was from England and now that some of th...   Jan 14 2020, 01:48 PM
KELTY360   The English language evolves through creative comb...   Jan 14 2020, 03:28 PM
dt4   The English language evolves through creative com...   Jan 15 2020, 01:12 AM


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