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Got a 2005 Kia Carnival (Australia). Friday while driving it…

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Got a 2005 Kia Carnival (Australia). Friday while driving it started with the indicators making a high-pitched spueal when being used which moved on to the airconditioning. Shut that down, unfortunately, as it's summer in north Queensland and a bit warm. Still made the noise. Saturday while drvingi

Mechanic's Assistant: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on?

Sorry, didn't finish. Saturday it started losing revs, shuddering when I tried accelerating and even when I was parked. The noise is within the car itself, not from under the bonnet and it only started on Friday.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '05 Kia?

LS

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

We've only recharged the battery, which was totally dead Friday, seemed okay Saturday but totally died again. My partner is going to make a concerted effort tomorrow to see if there's a bad connection from the alternator to the battery causing the drain/no charge. Recently had the aircon fixed - new piping and regas and a service, travelled 1000 klm on holidays and not a hitch.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

While I was parked Saturday after it lost power I left the car idling, just in case it didn't start again. I noticed a smell coming through the vents that wasn't electrical or rubbery.

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My name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question had not received a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.

The smell and loss of battery voltage and noise here is all an indication in most cases of the alternator or generator at fault needing replaced or an issue with a loose or corroded battery cable at or leading from the battery.These all need to be checked into to then locate which component is at fault and then repaired from there.

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Hi, just checking in to see how things are going. Do you need further assistance?

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