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Old 02-27-2016, 10:53 AM   #11
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Thanks a lot for the detailed post. So to update, woke up this morning and took a volt reading of 12.5. I took off the cables connecting the two batteries and cleaned them up.

I then stripped the pos and neg wires around the ring terminals that connect to the battery and they were both pretty green around where they connected. Also they were hanging pretty loose on the stud posts when I took them off.

I'm heading over to napa to get some new ring terminals and will put them on and then tighten them on to the battery.

I'll let you know if that does the trick.
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Old 02-27-2016, 11:22 AM   #12
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Old 02-27-2016, 11:38 AM   #13
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Yes, it's a 1999 freightliner 65 passenger with a 5.9 L cummins
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I was reading your signature.....
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Old 02-27-2016, 01:49 PM   #15
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yea this is bus #2 in the fleet

So an update, I cut the terminals and added new ones....BUT I foolishly hooked them up reversed STUPID move!!

realized my stupidity, and hooked them up properly but it had drained the battery, but it actually started chugging, which I haven't heard it do in two days. So that's good I think.

The glow plug icon didn't come on before I went to turn the engine though.

Hope I didn't do any damage to the electrical system with my little slip up.

I'm charging the battery now and will see if I can get her to fire up.

Anyone ever hooked up a battery in reverse?
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Old 02-27-2016, 02:23 PM   #16
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Update

replaced the terminals, and the blown fuses from my crossed cable adventure, and voila, cranked up without a hitch
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