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> Odyssey Battery Question, Negative Terminal Rotates Slightly
saigon71
post May 12 2019, 02:11 PM
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I've been battling a poor running vehicle all season. It appears to be electrical. While checking my battery connections, I noticed that the negative battery terminal on my brand new Odyssey 925 will rotate about 1/8".

I removed the screw on post and verified that it is the battery terminal itself, not just the screw-on SAE top.

Here is a video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uOT0vKlyMc

Is this normal? The positive side does NOT move.

Thanks.
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post May 12 2019, 02:33 PM
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There should an allen head bolt inside the hole on the terminal, as they are removable...tighten it
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post May 12 2019, 02:36 PM
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QUOTE(914-d @ May 12 2019, 04:33 PM) *

There should an allen head bolt inside the hole on the terminal, as they are removable...tighten it


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post May 12 2019, 03:11 PM
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QUOTE(sithot @ May 12 2019, 04:36 PM) *

QUOTE(914-d @ May 12 2019, 04:33 PM) *

There should an allen head bolt inside the hole on the terminal, as they are removable...tighten it


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This video shows more clearly what is happening. It's actually the negative post coming out of the battery that is moving.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGIkZaj_P1c

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QUOTE(sithot @ May 12 2019, 04:36 PM) *

QUOTE(914-d @ May 12 2019, 04:33 PM) *

There should an allen head bolt inside the hole on the terminal, as they are removable...tighten it


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This video shows more clearly what is happening. It's actually the negative post coming out of the battery that is moving, not just the screw-on SAE terminal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGIkZaj_P1c
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post May 12 2019, 03:22 PM
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Is it the internal part of the post? if it is not good.
I'd take the post off and confirm this.
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post May 12 2019, 06:09 PM
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QUOTE(Mark Henry @ May 12 2019, 05:22 PM) *

Is it the internal part of the post? if it is not good.
I'd take the post off and confirm this.


Yes, it's the internal part of the post. What you see in the 2nd video is just an allen head bolt installed so I can twist it.
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post May 12 2019, 08:29 PM
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QUOTE(saigon71 @ May 12 2019, 04:09 PM) *

QUOTE(Mark Henry @ May 12 2019, 05:22 PM) *

Is it the internal part of the post? if it is not good.
I'd take the post off and confirm this.


Yes, it's the internal part of the post. What you see in the 2nd video is just an allen head bolt installed so I can twist it.

Claim it on warranty...who was the vendor? Odyssey should stand behind it.
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post May 12 2019, 09:50 PM
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QUOTE(wndsrfr @ May 13 2019, 02:29 PM) *

QUOTE(saigon71 @ May 12 2019, 04:09 PM) *

QUOTE(Mark Henry @ May 12 2019, 05:22 PM) *

Is it the internal part of the post? if it is not good.
I'd take the post off and confirm this.


Yes, it's the internal part of the post. What you see in the 2nd video is just an allen head bolt installed so I can twist it.

Claim it on warranty...who was the vendor? Odyssey should stand behind it.


(IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif) never seen a battery do that,it can only lead to a total failure surely.
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post May 13 2019, 10:42 AM
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Yeah get a warranty claim on that. I bet they stand up for their product.

Has the battery been in for the same time duration that you have been having your issues?

Zach
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post May 13 2019, 01:22 PM
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QUOTE(wndsrfr @ May 12 2019, 10:29 PM) *

QUOTE(saigon71 @ May 12 2019, 04:09 PM) *

QUOTE(Mark Henry @ May 12 2019, 05:22 PM) *

Is it the internal part of the post? if it is not good.
I'd take the post off and confirm this.


Yes, it's the internal part of the post. What you see in the 2nd video is just an allen head bolt installed so I can twist it.

Claim it on warranty...who was the vendor? Odyssey should stand behind it.


Bought it from Amazon. Their return window has closed, so I'm going directly to Odyssey.
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post May 13 2019, 01:24 PM
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QUOTE(VaccaRabite @ May 13 2019, 12:42 PM) *

Yeah get a warranty claim on that. I bet they stand up for their product.

Has the battery been in for the same time duration that you have been having your issues?

Zach


Yes.

I've probably got over 40 hours invested in troubleshooting. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/headbang.gif)
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post May 15 2019, 12:22 PM
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QUOTE(saigon71 @ May 13 2019, 11:24 AM) *

QUOTE(VaccaRabite @ May 13 2019, 12:42 PM) *

Yeah get a warranty claim on that. I bet they stand up for their product.

Has the battery been in for the same time duration that you have been having your issues?

Zach


Yes.

I've probably got over 40 hours invested in troubleshooting. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/headbang.gif)



Yikes Bob that sucks.........May be you have the Hell Hole from Hell? Glad you solved the problem. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/happy11.gif)
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