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Old 11-29-2006, 07:02 PM   #1
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imagine going down the road ,hearing a "thump" and looking in the rearview mirror and seeing your child( in the car seat) gone!!!! My girlfriend was using my car and i got a call at work that the car wouldn't start, so i stopped and got a new one ,since mine is a 2001 ssei ,i figured the battery was done for.when i lifted the back beat ,i was looking at my driveway through the floor. the holes were 3inches apiece and looked like a figure 8. i called the pontiac dealer who is supposed to get back to me. so if anyone you know has a battery under the seat, have them check !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! had i known this was possible, i would have done the preventive maint on the area. there'* no salt on the roads here,so thats not the cause. insp the vent system for proper operation ,otherwise you'll wind up with holes in the floor like i did
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Moving to 2000-2005. Please don't post mechanical problems in the Performance section.

Can you also put your year and model in your signature (profile link at the top of the page).
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I'm assuming that the battery was not a maintenance free sealed battery then huh?
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Cubguy, did the vent tubes somehow come loose from the battery?
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I'm assuming that the battery was not a maintenance free sealed battery then huh?
The batteries in an 00+ Bonneville are maintenance free. Due to being in the car, they have a special venting system that must vent to the exterior of the car to keep the car from filling will fumes from the battery. A battery that is located under the hood does not require special venting due to it'* location outside of the passenger compartment.
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