Leaking from where on the battery, the caps? If so the charging system may be over charging the battery and causing the acid to boil out. Could be a voltage regulator problem.
Have you tried replacing the starter? it also could be the fuel regulator
All that would be left would be a short in the wiring to the alternator.
You have a short - it's hard to be more exact than that, but if you disconnect the battery and charge it outside of the car and it stays charged, you have a short. If it does not stay charged, you need a new battery.
An auto battery could be leaking for a couple of reasons. The alternator could be overcharging the battery causing the leakage. Or the battery itself could have a short or other internal problem causing it to leak when charging.
something is causing a drain on the battery when switch is turned off
i had the exact same problem and i also replaced the switch and relay. the problem was in the wiring right at the positive post on the battery. also had to clean up many of the fuse links as well.
Yes, that would definitely drain the battery.
Without knowing much more of the story, e.g., repairs that have been made, battery replaced, alternator replaced, I'll refer you to the "Related Question" below.This is a comprehensive trouble-shooting guide for alternator/battery problems.Should provide a good 'jump-start' (couldn't resist the play on words there!) to tracing the root of the problem.Note: it would be terrifically helpful if you could come pack and edit this response by adding in what you find was causing your problem.
Dirty battery connections created a spark when cranking the starter on a possibly overcharged/overheated battery causing an explosion.
most likely its your alternator that's not charging your battery like it should causing it to turn on and off. A good way to check that is by going to your local auto zone and asking them to check your alternator to see if it creating a high enough charge.
A bulging battery is an indication the is a short INSIDE the battery and it is getting overheated, causing gas to expand inside. It could explode on you.
If its an old battery the cells could be dried up, meaning there is not enough battery acid in it, or if you leave your lights on, or a bad alternator could be causing the battery to not charge while the car is running.
Dead cell in the battery itself which requires you replace the battery. Can also be any light on the vehicle that is on pulling power from the battery. It can also be a relay that is stuck closed.
the battery has sex with the CD by penetrating the CD's hole causing friction to make it work.
Don't believe a word AutoZone tells you. My battery died so I went there and they tested my battery and alternator and told me it was the battery. So I bought a new battery and 2 days later, dead again. Went back and they tested again and THIS time, it was the alternator. I went nuts on them and ended up getting both my battery AND alternator for free for their mistake that left me stranded at 12am.
The acid will leak out making the battery less effective and causing everything around it to get eaten up.
Nothing, the battery did it's only job by cranking the vehicle. Now it is up to the alternator to keep all electrical working while the car is in operation.
Some light may be on pulling power from the battery. Can also be a stuck relay. The new battery is possibly defective. Alternator can be weak.
Running a cooling tray off the battery will put an additional load on the battery causing it to run down faster
Have you had the alternator tested? It may not be regulating the energy to the battery, causing it to drain
plates in the battery are arcing together. causing battery to short out and get hot. could explode. or you have a dead short in system. both will cause battery to get very hot.
Battery may have been weak the previous day and when trying to start created excessive heat through the starter solenoid causing it to "weld" in the closed postion. When charged battery was installed solenoid was already in closed position. May release itself or solenoid may have to be replaced