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 Post subject: Battery water steaming help!
Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:02 pm 
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Hi guys was driving into the city tonight when my battery meter on the cluster went red and then when I accelerated all the readings on the cluster went to 0. Then I noticed some steam coming from the bonnet. I opened it and the battery was releasing some of the water from the 6 caps. Anyone know whats happening it wasn't much water coming out at all just a bit worried as the car was feeling a bit funny after that. Thanks guys
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 Post subject: Re: Battery water steaming help!
Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:05 pm 
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sounds like your alternator is overcharging

 

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 Post subject: Re: Battery water steaming help!
Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:36 pm 
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+1 for the alternator. Same happened with one of my vehicles a while back and SNAFU-ed the battery(was a Subaru Forester). Be very careful as the steam is water and hydrogen gas - very explosive in the right mix of O2. Need to get the whole electric system checked and I reckon your battery will be toast also(check the specific gravity before you write it off though). Get an auto lekky do a load test on your ignition/charge circuit as you may have a stray circuit also. Thats what they found on the Soob(worn wire on the alternator earthing out...).

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 Post subject: Re: Battery water steaming help!
Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:09 pm 
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Wow that's no good, what can I do to get me home?
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