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Old 14th March 2007, 11:54   #1
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Yesterday i was driving in heavy rain i mean really heavy rain the roads were flooded. while i was driving suddenly the car engine shut down and the head lights when off and the stereo also shut down everything was got to 1 min or so as the car didn't have battery in it

after that i tooks the keys out and then put them in again the car started again without any hassles the stereo was resetted but the car worked fine

my question is that what had gone wrong and is it serious should i take her to a mechanic
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Check if the battery terminals are tight. can happen if they lose contact with the battery.
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battery terminals is the root cause usually.
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In addition to the above suggestions, check the alternator that might have acted up due to the water.
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Was it powered by MS Windows?
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Do you have an advanced security system installed ?
These can goof up at times
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Yes, Ajmat. Just an example of how cars would behave when powered by Microsoft.

Which car was it?
It is better you get your car checked up by some good mechanic. This should definitely not happen in a more serious circumstance like in middle of an overtaking move or so...

According to your explanation, it seems like your electrical system needs to be rechecked.
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Do you have an advanced security system installed ?
These can goof up at times
ya i have a advance security system installed

nd no my car is not widows powered
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Yes, Ajmat. Just an example of how cars would behave when powered by Microsoft.

Which car was it?
It is better you get your car checked up by some good mechanic. This should definitely not happen in a more serious circumstance like in middle of an overtaking move or so...

According to your explanation, it seems like your electrical system needs to be rechecked.
i am sending her for a good service tomorrow
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It is definately the alternator. Happened to my Zen once. Stereo conked followed my headlights et al. Apparently the faulty alternator wasnt charging the battery
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i am sending her for a good service tomorrow
Ahhh... and when is she due for a bad service?
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Ahhh... and when is she due for a bad service?
do that everyday whenever i have time i go under the hood

what i meant was that she would be going for a service after a long long time after around 10000 km
i know its long but didn't get time and the car wasn't free
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What is the Security system that you have installed ?
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if the battery is holding up still n theres no issues then it should be the terminals and alternator could cause problems too so go ahead get it checked or better yet do a full check
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If the battery was drained because of an alternator malfunction, how was he able to start the car again? Not able to understand this.
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