1999 TOYOTA VAN BATTERY TEMPERATURE AND CHOCKING SMELL,

  • Tiny
  • BENJAMIN MASSERY
  • 1999 Toyota Van

Electrical problem
1999 Toyota Van 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 263000 miles

Hii Sir, I replaced the old battery bcz it started getting too much hot and smelling too bad, the technician told me its the battery dead. Bought a new one and replace, it works untill when the water level went down, then I added distilled water to required level, after operating for some two weeks, the problem started again, too hot and bad smelling out, all these happens after a car has operated continuously for about six hours, PLEASE I AM NOT RED TO REPLACE THE BATTERY AGAIN, IS IT THE ALTERNATOR OR THE BATTERY PROBLEM

Saturday, April 11th, 2009 AT 5:43 AM

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  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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HI there,

your alternator is over charging and cooling the battery, get the alternator repaired.

Mark (mhpautos)

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Saturday, April 11th, 2009 AT 8:33 AM
  • Tiny
  • BENJAMIN MASSERY
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Thanks for reply to my questions, but still am in doubt bcz, why the battery does not get hot immmediately I replace the dead one with the new one?Instead it takes about two months runing, then that is when it starts heating up, to me thought if the alternator is faulty problem could start instantly as I put therwe the new battery, THANKS am ben.

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Sunday, April 12th, 2009 AT 11:26 AM

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