Over-Charged Battery

courtesy of Bob, The Auto Answer Man

Dear Bob,
I exchanged a battery yesterday where I bought it after using it for about 4 months. I have been having trouble with it not holding either the water or a charge. The auto parts place did the exchange but said that there must be something overcharging the battery and causing the liquid to boil out. Is this true? How do we determine if this is the case, and what do we do to fix it? We have had trouble with the Dodge Ram D100 holding a charge longer than a day.

Sounds like the voltage regulator is faulty. I think that in Dodges, it is integral to the alternator. So that means that you need to change the alternator or have it rebuilt. So, I guess that the salesman was correct. It happens every once in a while.
Good Luck!
Drive Safely!
Bob, The Auto Answer Man

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