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Old 04-26-2018, 07:08 AM
Schaerz Schaerz is offline
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Clogged Drains

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.
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