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04 Buick Le Sabre. Couple days ago the word volt popped up on the dash.
Yes, it could be a problem with the ignition module, but I'm still concerned about your "Volt" warning. Before you replace any expensive electronic parts, you need to do a check of the charging system. If there is a problem...
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My 2013 jeep wrangler is having a hard time starting every day. Most days will not start. Battery and alternator tested fine.
If your battery is dead overnight then you may have a short in one of the systems or an interior light is on inside the vehicle. You should have the charging system checked on the vehicle to make sure it...
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Car's electrical completely dies at first crank. Battery is brand new and has been tested at 505 amps.
Hello, thank you for writing in. Electrical issues like this can be tricky. The first thing you should try is starting the vehicle with another battery. Pull a known good battery from another vehicle, and try it in your car...
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Car started fine. Went 2 minutes around the corner to store, turned car off came out 5 minutes later, car wouldn't start. No noise
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is likely having issues with charging system. If the alternator or battery is failing to replenish the charge used while starting and driving, the next time you go to start your car...
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My key is stuck in the ignition and I won't turn left. It will turn right but the lights don't come up nor does the car start. My
The first thing you should try is to see if your battery can be jump started and see if the vehicle will start? If it starts then look to see if you have a battery light is on indicating the...
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I have a 2009 gmc acadia. While on a long road trip my DIC now says service battery charging system, should i shut it down for a
Your alternator is computer controlled and it has detected the system is not recharging the battery. You will need the computer checked for codes and the charging system for an alternator not charging. Also the battery will need to be...
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got a new batter and it won't stay charged, alternaor or fuel pump?
You do most likely have a charging system problem since you can get a jump start and can drive a while on the charged battery until it gets low on voltage and no longer runs the computer and fuel fump....
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Put new battery in my car
Hi Tiffany. Thanks for writing in to YourMechanic.com today. Corrosion is caused by oxidation, and battery acid leaking - which occurs overtime. It can create a faulty ground or power connection and cause several of the symptoms you are describing....
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After driving my car will start no problem, but if it sits fir 8_10 hrs batter is dead. Battery is good,alternator is charging .
The first thing is to never disconnect the battery with the engine running or you may damage computer or charging system due to overcharge condition. If your battery is going dead after sitting for longer than 6 hours then you...
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Diesel trucks idles fine but after driving doesnt idle
You will need to have the charging system and batteries tested to see if you have a defective battery or the charging system is not recharging them. Since you say you jump started engine tells me the batteries were dead...
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I have a vehicle where the battery is brand new, I had it tested, whereas the battery is putting out 11.9 volts. But when I go to
You are likely having issues with your charging system. Considering you have a new battery, your alternator may be to blame. Keep in mind, that the symptoms you are having are more commonly seen with battery failure. For this reason,...
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My 2011 chevy Cruze keeps saying check battery charging system and the battery and alternator are both completely fine. Any ideas?
Hello, thank you for writing in. If you are not able to find any faults with the battery or the alternator, you are going to want to focus on their wires and connections. Make sure all of the wires are...
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We have a 2007 Honda CRV - new battery installed. While driving seeing sporadic light surge on Dash. Thoughts?
If you just had battery replaced due to it going dead then you may have a charging system problem if light is coming on. Have the charging system checked to see if you need an alternator or have another problem....
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So I bought my wife a 2016 malabu and out of no where the battery saver light came could it be the same as the cruz
Hello, thanks for writing in. Both the battery and the alternator may be at fault. The light turns on any time low voltage is detected. That being said, both are easy enough to test. Most automotive parts stores will test...
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I have toyota tundra 4.7 2007 the battery light show before start my car but when start its gone , is normal stay ON before start?
The alternator charging light should be on when key is on without engine running. As soon as you start the engine the light should be off if the system is charging. Since you are getting 13.7 volts after it starts...
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New battery goes dead overnight
If you have a new battery, you should be able to drive for a few hours and be able to restart the car a couple of dozen times even if the alternator is not working. So I suspect you have...
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What's wrong when the battery light and the brake light comes on then the car starts running weird the dashboard lights go off the
The problem sounds like the alternator stopped charging and caused you to slowly start to loose power and then engine died and would not restart unless you jump start the car or recharge the battery. You will need to test...
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2012 honda civic wouldnt start so 2nd battery in 1 year, just replaced alternator twice in 2 days
The problem sounds like you have a wiring problem between the alternator to the battery. You should check to see if voltage at alternator is jumping around at the alternator connection and if it is then the alternator is at...
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Check engine and ABS light came on then went away
Hello, thank you for writing in. Battery issues cause malfunctions with all of the systems that use its power to function. Most commonly, the charging system light, check engine light, and ABS light come on when there is an issue...
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How to reset 2008 dodge caliber electonic throttle control system
Since you ran your car out of fuel it may have burned the fuel pump out. You should have the fuel pressure tested to see if the pump in the fuel tank failed? When you run your fuel too low...

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