2015 Audi q3

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Asked by Mar 13, 2017 at 04:16 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

This morning I went to turn on my q5 and heard a
loud bang, like something had hit it. It didn't turn on
so I got out and heard leaking from the drivers side.
It looks like oil a was at least a cups worth. Now my
car is dead. I can't even lock or unlock the doors. I
looked at the oil level and it is at a good level. What
the heck could have happened?

8 Answers

17,245

Did the battery explode?

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69,785

Did you throw a rod through the side of the block?

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68,635

Sounds like the battery or alternator shorted out VERY badly. HTH. -Jim

20

Got it into the shop. The battery did explode and it was acid, not oil, leaking out. I have never heard of this happening!

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17,245

I have, it can be very destructive, can actually do body damage. Have the area cleaned with backing soda/water mixture to neutralize the acid otherwise it will rust out the engine bay over time.

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68,635

Have the charging system tested. It could be overcharging the battery. HTH. -Jim

20

Thank you Jim, I will talk to them about that!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
68,635

You're welcome. Glad to help. -Jim

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