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LUNATIC13
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LUNATIC13 Apr 26, 9:35pm - #165562 

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WARNING to Celica owners

If you have put valve covers on you celica please double check its distance to the battery.

I got into my car this afternoon and went to leave for lunch and the car COMPLETELY died. The valve cover had sliced through the battery wire! None the less it was towed and now I have no car cry frown angry

Also if you have a strut bar, check that as well. If the bar is to close and you hit a bump it could connect with the battery and cause you to blow a fuse.
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tony
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tony Apr 26, 10:11pm - #165563 

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hum... sorry to hear about your car. Can you take a pic of it? I like to see how it happened.

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spaztikid Apr 26, 10:16pm - #165564 
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yeah i taped up the positive connector on my battery so that wouldnt happen.
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Happy Birthday Erick Apr 27, 6:57am - #165565 

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thanks for the info.. I'll have to do what ^^^^spaztikid did when i get my strut bar.. thumbsup

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carbon_blue_gt Apr 27, 2:38pm - #165566 
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Just make sure that the battery is tied down nice and tight so that it can't move... you'll be fine wave

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LUNATIC13 Apr 27, 2:58pm - #165567 

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Well I have it back now and everything is fixed. thanks for the positive in put!
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theretiredpimp Apr 27, 3:11pm - #165568 

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Guess your battery wasn't secured properly.

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ragingpaseo Apr 27, 3:28pm - #165569 
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are you talking about factory valve cover or aftermarket??? yeah, i've a strut bar, and it made me wonder... confused
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LUNATIC13 Apr 27, 5:07pm - #165570 

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The aftermarket dressup kit!!!! I would check your strut most def!!!!!
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ragingpaseo Apr 28, 2:58pm - #165571 
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LUNATIC13 Apr 28, 5:33pm - #165572 

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Funny!!! They tied down my battery and put rubber around that area on the strut bar!!!!
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Bakablo1 Apr 28, 10:32pm - #165573 
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ouch that hurts thumbsdown
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