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My car has possible alternator problems
Replacing the battery was a good first move, but it may not be the end of your problems. The alternator may not be charging up to it's capacity. You might not notice a problem for a while with a new...
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Car died while driving. What's the cause?
Hello. When the vehicle has been in an accident, there can always be a lot more damage than what appears on the surface. The amount of force the vehicle took when it hit the light most likely started the issues...
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previous dead battery fir no apparent reason. now switches on steering column not working. no lights turn signals wipers
Hello. You should start by asking yourself if the battery died because it was old and malfunctioning, or if the alternator and charging system components strained it. There is an obvious electrical issue that is stemming from a main source...
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Car started to slow down and then the check engine light, battery, and engine oil light came on. What could cause this?
Hi there. It is possible that the battery cable came loose or the wires to the oil pressure sensor has came loose or failed. Check the battery cables and make sure that the terminals are tight and clean. Check the...
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the battery saver is activated, how long will it be before my car will start
Hello there, the battery saver notification can have a variety of causes with your 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. When the battery saver warning indicates that the battery voltage has dropped below and acceptable level and the vehicle is shutting off accessories...
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Car battery light is on
The battery light comes on to indicate that the charging voltage is low. It usually means there is a problem in the car's charging system. if the battery is in good condition, the car can still run for a short...
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Battery light comes on when I crank the car but then goes out. Is this normal?
The battery light and the other warning lights should come on when you turn the key to the on position before you start the car. This is a bulb check function and is normal. Some lights may remain on while...
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Checking new alternator.
You should have a mobile mechanic like one from YourMechanic come to you so you do not have to worry about getting stranded on the road with a dead system. Have the engine light on inspected. by the mechanic to...
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Engine turned off while I was driving and wont start back up.
The noise you heard right before the transmission shifter went into neutral was the transmission probably popping a gear. A transmission that is noisy in gear and goes into neutral could have a solution such as adding some fluid or...
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Yesterday my whole car cut off its said on the display battery saver on n check charge system i dont know what to do my wont even
Hello. The alarm system must be able to draw power from the battery in order to work while the vehicle is off. Due to the recent after market installation, it is likely the vehicle's battery and charging system have been...
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Battery voltage is low.
Hello. If the battery voltage reads low on the gauge then that is a sign that the charging system is not functioning correctly. If the alternator is brand new then there is little chance that it is the source of...
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Check system charge light
Hello. Thanks for writing in. The check charging system and battery light is illuminating because the battery or alternator is failing in some way, or the sensors that monitor them are failing. The battery may not be holding the charge,...
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battery light comes on about half minite after starting it
Hello. The battery light will illuminate when the charging system is registering out of normal voltage ranges. The computer starts running tests immediately and is detecting a problem right from the start. The battery, and alternator can be removed from...
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Truck running very bad and I have a loss of electrical power.
Hi there. Before you decide to charge or replace the battery, check for a parasitic draw. To do this, remove the negative (-) battery cable from the battery and put a digital volt ohm meter (DVOM) on the battery cable...
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Car loses speed while driving.
Hi there. Check the battery cables and make sure that they are tight. Also, check the connections from the alternator to the battery. If the power wire from the alternator is loose, then the battery light will come on and...
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Battery Light is on - 2007 Chrysler Town & Country
Your battery light coming on may mean a few things such as a weak battery, a failing alternator, or a failing voltage regulator. This may be a sign of a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know,...
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Battery will not stay charged.
Hello: On your 2001 Buick LeSabre, there is a series of wires that runs from the battery to the alternator and returns to the battery to allow it to charge. The problem may be with one or several of these...
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Alternator or Battery is not Charging
The first thing is that disconnecting the battery cable when the engine is running can damage the alternator and computer modules on the vehicle. This will cause voltage spikes that will burn electrical circuits out. With the description of the...
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Battery keeps dying
The first thing to do is to have the battery fully charged and tested to see if it can take a load of at least 150 amps for 15 seconds. If battery is not holding a charge or load then...
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Battery light is on
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 2001 Volkswagen Jetta to have the battery light on and the car not starting. Replacing the battery was a great place to start as this is one of the likely causes for...

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