MY BATTERY DIED ON ME LAST NITE WHEN I WAS ...

  • Tiny
  • Mark7733
  • 2002 Buick Century
  • 138,000 miles

My battery died on me last nite when I was making a couple of short trips. I got 2 jumps to get home, it was 8 degrees here last nite. I noticed that I was dripping water out of the tailpipe, which has never happened before. My neighbors believes its condensation from cold weather and shrt trips. But I also read that it could be sign of head gasket going. I checked all of my fluids this morning and there fine.

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Thursday, January 24th, 2013 AT 11:39 AM

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  • ASEMaster6371
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Have the battery and the alternator checked first. The battery may have froze and that is death for a battery.

Start there

Roy

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Thursday, January 24th, 2013 AT 11:40 AM
  • Tiny
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Roy, plan on getting over to autozone first thing for battery. It's the original so very old. My main concern was the water that came out of exhaust during this. Should I not be more worried than I am.

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Thursday, January 24th, 2013 AT 11:43 AM
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Yes, it needs to be checked but lets get it running first. If it is clear water, I am not concerned, if it is coolant then we need to be concerned.

Roy

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Thursday, January 24th, 2013 AT 11:46 AM
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Thanks Roy, what came out was clear and had no smell. Radiator level full. Once get new battery should I go for a drive to warm it up or send you a mess. Thanks

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Thursday, January 24th, 2013 AT 11:50 AM
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Get the alternator checked as well. You can message me back. I am at work so it may be a little till I get back to you, be patient

Roy

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Thursday, January 24th, 2013 AT 11:54 AM
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Thanks

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Thursday, January 24th, 2013 AT 11:58 AM

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