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Had a corroded battery terminal. Could be bad battery?
Has anyone used the baking soda and water method to remove the positive terminal from the post? It's quite seized on there.
There was smoke and a smell coming from belt area when I tried to boost and start it.
I'll try to attach another picture after the smoking to see if the alternator looks worse. The picture attached is before the boosting and smoking.

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Sounds like you have a burned up alternator. Is this A 4.0 ?
 

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Yes that definitely resulted from a bad battery . I've seen this time and time before . New battery and new alternator and you might want to check the wiring and connections on the alt also.
 

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It was a bad wire, battery and alternator. $800 later, it's all good.
 

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Glad you got it taking care of . The battery was the root cause . I'd make bank on it
 

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This is reason I check battery during oil change. I know it has early but I do 6 month oil changes even synthetic oil so I can catch things like battery starting to get weaker. April and October seem to work for me. 7500 miles a year.
 
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