In the rear of the engine are freeze plugs. Check to see if that is where the coolant leak is. Also, check heater hoses and make sure it isn't coming out of the intake or rear of the head.
As far as the battery, if coolant is getting into the alternator, I would say they are related, but the alt is in the front of the engine compartment. Therefore, I feel they are seperate issues.
Let me know what you find.
Thursday, December 9th, 2010 AT 1:09 PM