Ka 2003 Alternator/battery Problem
Posted 30 May 2012 - 06:07 PM
My old next door neighbour runs his own home garage and he tested the battery and its good then the alternator and its putting out a strong charge. The meter also has a function to tell if the alternator is faulty somehow and it said it was. I drove it home and went to disconnect the battery to save it being drained again and the battery was very hot and hissing.
Could the alternator be charging all the time and if so what would cause it ? I also read somewhere that theres a wire that goes from the alternator to the ECU and that sometimes breaks and causes problems. Any ideas ?
Posted 30 May 2012 - 06:55 PM
I did read somewhere that there was a common fault where the blue/grey/ white wires corrode and cause this problem. Not sure if these wires go to the battery or are attached to the alternator, but Ford apparently have a repair kit for it.
Posted 31 May 2012 - 06:28 PM
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