i had the filters and oil changed and now my corsa wont start there is an eggy smell and my wife noticed smoke coming from around the battery when i try to start it any ideas

Asked by Dec 31, 2015 at 07:54 AM about the 2003 Vauxhall Corsa

Question type: Maintenance & repair

it is a corsa DTI 2003 model. i had a service done now am leaking something,
i had it working and we noticed a foul eggy smell, today she wont start, i tried
to connect the battery charger to the battery it sparked really bad, also whilst i
was trying to start it my husband noticed smoke coming from around the
battery any ideas?

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Lucky it didn't catch fire, what you are smelling is hydrogen sulfide from the battery which is called out-gassing. That is what causes the terminals to turn white. Replace the old battery ASAP.

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