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April 14, 2012, 1:13 am

Jesse W
 

Question: battery/electrical problem

My mom poured water on her battery to clean it and killed the battery, I took her to get a new one and put it in which fixed the problem but in less than 4 hours the brand new battery died completly where even lights don't work at all and there is no noise when u turn the key. Any idea what she did by pouring water on it? '92 subaru legacy


April 18, 2012, 4:38 pm

Elizabeth K
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Most likely the charging system fuse blew. Check all the fuses (the charge system fuse could be marked 'alt' or 'engine'). If you don't find a problem, remove the battery and take it an auto parts store--they should charge it back up for free. After you re-install the battery, if the charging system is dead you should still be able to drive for a while before it dies again. Drive it back to the parts store and have them test the charging system.

Note: this is assuming that your auto parts store has the equipment to charge batteries and test charging systems--many do, but call first to make sure.


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