I took my car to the dealership. It was a bad alternator that in turn damaged the battery.
Upon further inspection the conduit from the alternator to the battery was the culprit. It was damaged causing a short circuit. Debris, mainly leaves, had clogged the drains.
I wash my car once a week and had noticed that every time I park my car after a wash, a huge puddle accumulated below. Initially I thought that it was an oil leak. I couldn't figure out where the water was collecting.
Long story short....debris clogged the drains, water accumulation led to bacteria that eroded the conduit exposing wire.
Lessons learnt: I should have followed up on the fact that every time that I washed my car, it was obvious that there were drainage issues
Alternator Replacement $1300
Battery Replacement $ 350
Conduit Replacement $950
Last edited by Schaerz; 04-26-2018 at 11:24 AM.