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Battery light
Hello. This may be caused by a faulty ground connection or potentially a bad voltage regulator. Try checking to be sure you have a good connection from the battery to the car's chassis (black negative battery cable from the battery...
alternator belt
Yes, the alternator will not work at all or perform its job without the belt. This is something that should not have been missed during your service and will very quickly lead to battery failure. As you may know the...
Battery light on, alternator good, battery changed, changed starter week ago but it's missing a little cable the old one had.
Hello. Yes. The small cable that is on the battery generally is for grounding purposes. Without that cable you won't have complete connection as far as electrical goes. If you need to have this checked, a qualified professional like one...
Engine and battery light on car lost power after driving for 5 minutes
Hi, thanks for writing in. This may be a result of a few different things such as a bad ground connection, a weak battery, a faulty alternator or potentially a failing voltage regulator. The harmonic balancer does not have any...
my battery light is on when the car was started, in the morning whiles going to work it was normal, it was till I closed from work
Hey there. I would test your alternator. Use a multi meter to ensure your alternator is reading 13.8-14.2 volts while the vehicle is running. If it is not, try replacing the alternator and see if it removes the battery light....
I have Chrysler 300c. Battery light came on, changed battery and alternator but power still getting drained and battery light still comes on.
Hi, thanks for writing in. This may be a sign of a failing starter relay. The starter relay is a small unit near the starter that directs power to the starter from the battery. When this fails, it may cause...
My car's battery light is on and it started to act funny while driving, what do you think is wrong?
These are all signs of a failing battery. You will need to have the battery tested. When the battery fails, the vehicle will attempt to run off of the alternator, which can cause it to stress and fail as well....
Car battery light came on and while driving my car suddenly stalled and my steering wheel got really stiff
Your problem could be as simple as a broken accessory drive belt - sometimes called a serpentine belt. This belt drives both the alternator and power steering pump. It is also possible the engine stalled for some reason, with the...
The battery light still shows after replacing with a new battery and the steering wheel is hard to turn. what is the issue?
Hi there. This sounds like a belt failure or belt driven component failure. First check to see if the belt is broken/missing, then check the driven component pulleys for resistance that may have contributed to the belt failure. If the...
2005 Chrysler 300C changed battery and alternator. Car started, ran, and then battery light came on. Shut car off and wouldn't start.
Hi. There is a couple of things that could be wrong here. The battery or alternator that was just installed could be defective. Theses parts need to be tested for proper operation. There also could be a fuse, fusible link,...
Battery light
Hello, thank you for writing in. The charging system is controlled by the PCM (powertrain control module). The module receives input information to keep the electrical system operating, if the voltage goes below 9.0 volts the light will come on...
Battery Light came on after jump starting another person's car incorrectly
Hello. Your battery light likely came on as a result of additional draw or amperage from your car's charging system. Keep an eye on your charging gauge, but you should be fine. If you notice that you are having further...
My battery light keeps coming on and radio went off and on then off completely then car lost power toyota avalon 2000
Hello. If the engine will not stay running then the alternator is bad. The battery will also need to be load tested as a bad alternator can also cause the battery to fail. When I come across this problem I...
battery light and a whining noise at start up means what?
The battery light is an indication that something in your charging system is not working properly such as a weak battery (usually noticeable with a weak start), a failing alternator or a bad voltage regulator. The whining sound may be...
Instrument cluster shuts off intermittently while driving
There are two fuse boxes on the vehicle. One is inside of the firewall usually located in or around the dashboard. Have you checked this fuse box and the fuse box in the engine compartment? The dash cluster itself may...
New alternator works fine. Test is fine but battery light in dash is still on. How come?
Hello there, the battery light on your 2004 Toyota Tundra is there to warn you that the alternator output is out of specifications. If the alternator output is to low or high, the light will be on. The alternator output...
Code p1633
This may be cased by a number of things, however the code p1633 indicates the engine control unit (ECU) may be faulty. The battery light generally suggests that you may have a charging system issue which is usually caused by...
The car stalled out and the battery and oil light came on
When a car has that many miles on it, it could be just about anything. The temptation is to go shooting in the dark and just start replacing parts until the car works again. That method can get very expensive,...
My car won't start but does make noise
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 2008 Toyota Yaris to crank but not start. The most likely is the battery, fuel pump, battery terminals, starter, battery cables, ignition switch, or a wiring harness fault. A qualified Technician such...
If your trying to program a key and your battery is fully charged what else could be wrong
Hi there. There are a few things that could be at fault causing your dilemma. I understand you've charged the battery, but what are the current cold cranking amps and state of health? A digital diagnostic battery tester can provide...

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