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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Alternator
Common signs include having to jump start the car frequently, dim lights when operating the vehicle, or the Battery Light coming on.
How Long Does an Alternator Belt Last?
Your car’s alternator is what delivers energy to your vehicle’s battery. It works by means of converting mechanical energy to electrical energy, taking power from the engine’s crankshaft and delivering it to...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Alternator Belt
A failing alternator belt can cause the Battery Light to turn on, dimming or flickering lights in the car, and engine stalls.
What Does the Alternator Warning Light (Battery Warning Light) Mean?
The alternator warning light means there is an issue with powering the battery. This could be due to the alternator becoming worn out.
How Long Should a Car Battery Last?
Eventually your car battery will become worn out and need to be replaced. Most car batteries should last about six years if well taken care of.
How to React If Your Battery Light is On
The battery light or charging warning light, available on the dashboard...
Is it Safe to Drive With the Battery Light On?
The battery of the vehicle supplies electric energy to your car. It powers the lights, ignition...

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My Hyudai elantra 2014 stalled and stopped after the battery light, engine light and oil light came on
Hello, thank you for writing in. With check engine lights on, the first step is always scanning the vehicle for codes. These help direct your attention and ease diagnostics. The main concern is that the engine is making a loud...
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Hi i just replaced a starter on 2004 gmc yukon 2500 with 6.0 engine when i started it up my fog lights come on and when i turn it
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having one of many issues. If you changed the starter because the vehicle was having starting issues, it may have been the battery causing you problems. If the fog lights...
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voltage warning light still coming on 30-45 seconds after car starts.
Nothing should be replaced until you have in hand a definitive diagnostic pinpointing the faulty segment of the car's electrical system. There may be too much voltage drop in the charging circuit, as well as elsewhere, but start with the...
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My battery light came on its making a real bad whinning noise
Charging system output should be verified against factory specifications as the alternator may have failed which would account for both the noise and the battery warning light. It is also possible that the noise, and a charging failure, could be...
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Why won't my 2004 Audi A6 Quattro charge brand new battery??
Hello. Most of the time the issue is in the wire coming from the battery to the alternator. This small wire has a tendency to fail and have high resistance. This needs to be checked first. If that is not...
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Battery Light
There is probably a fault in the charging circuit and or the connections. The charging system output should be tested and if you are noticing this problem (the warning light) intermittently but it is nevertheless quite repetitive, it's possible to...
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Car keeps dying
Hello. We will be happy to assist you. To find the cause of your drain a parasitic draw test must be performed. A parasitic draw test is performed by disconnecting the negative terminal of the battery and hooking a multimeter...
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My car will not stay started after installing a new alternator
Hello. You will want to check that the alternator installed has the right amperage output for your vehicle. Some vehicles take two or maybe three different types of alternators and the one that was installed may not have sufficient power...
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Car won't start even after a jump. Things turn on, engine cranks but won't start.
The problem sounds like the battery is too low to crank the engine and was most likely caused by the alternator not charging. You should have battery fully charged for at least 15 minutes and then see if it cranks...
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Why did my 'E' brake and battery light came on at same time?
The battery light will come on when the event that the battery is no longer being charged. The 'E' brake (parking brake) light comes on when the fluid is low in the master cylinder or there is a pressure difference...
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why is battery and brake light on?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The battery light and brake light often illuminate together when your alternator has failed. You can verify this easily by scanning for diagnostic codes. These are codes that pertain to the warning lights, and...
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Engine won't stay cranked over.
Check the engine oil level to see if there is oil in the engine. If there is oil in the engine and the oil light is on, then you will need to tap into an oil gallery on the engine...
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Engine light and battery light is on.
Hi there. Check the alternator and see if its not charging properly. Charge up the battery and start the engine. Check for a voltage on the battery with the engine running and see if its between 13.5 and 14.7 volts....
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My car stalls when driving battery light comes on before it stalls and then has a hard time starting ...seems like it has no power
Hello, thank you for writing in. There may be an issue with the alternator or the battery. The first thing you can do is scan the vehicle for diagnostic codes. The check engine light is on because a code has...
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Can somebody mess up my brakes putting a battery in my 2013 Ford Escape?
Just by replacing a battery cannot damage the brakes in any way unless the battery cables were accidently hooked up backwards. If a battery was hooked up backwards then the systems and fuses can be burned out or damaged. This...
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Why do my battery saver mode light comes on
Hello, thank you for writing in. The light is telling you the computer is shutting off accessory electronics to save battery life due to low voltage. The light may be remaining on because the warning was not reset, the battery...
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SUV stopped running won't start does turn over . Battery light flashes when attempting to start. Acts like starving for gas .
Hello, thank you for writing in. Because the vehicle is new to you, it is difficult to point yourself in a good direction, and we will have to start with the basics. Due to the fact the battery light is...
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Batt will not hold full charge.
Have a battery test run on the battery to determine the state of health of the battery. If the battery tests fine on a full charge, you may have something in the car causing a parasitic drain. The battery may...
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Why would the battery and brake light come on for no reason as well as the transmission jerking when accelerating from first to second?
Hi there. Your alternator may not be working properly. If so, turn off all the lights and have the engine running at night. Then from an idle condition, rev up the engine. If the brake and battery light become brighter,...
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My battery light comes on when braking and every once in a while while driving?
Hi there. Sounds like a battery terminal is loose and becomes slightly disconnected when the car is shifted forward during braking. Check the battery cables and make sure that they are tight on the battery terminals. If the battery cables...

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