Exception in rendering!

Message: window is not defined

ReferenceError: window is not defined
    at new c (/tmp/execjs20161208-99848-1dydwf8js:136:3912)
    at m.mountComponent (/tmp/execjs20161208-99848-1dydwf8js:47:15602)
    at /tmp/execjs20161208-99848-1dydwf8js:49:31860
    at a.r.perform (/tmp/execjs20161208-99848-1dydwf8js:47:12503)
    at Object.a [as renderToString] (/tmp/execjs20161208-99848-1dydwf8js:49:31821)
    at r (/tmp/execjs20161208-99848-1dydwf8js:50:21164)
    at Object.S.ReactOnRails.serverRenderReactComponent (/tmp/execjs20161208-99848-1dydwf8js:32:6073)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161208-99848-1dydwf8js:173:8), <anonymous>:10:23)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161208-99848-1dydwf8js:173:8), <anonymous>:17:3)
    at /tmp/execjs20161208-99848-1dydwf8js:173:8

Q: Battery is going dead overnight

asked by on

4 days ago the battery light came on and then went off. Since then we have been waking up to a dead battery every morning. I put a new battery and alternator. The old alternator did test bad at AutoZone. Do you think it could have been an open diode in the alternator?

A: Hi, thanks for writing in. If the issue has...

Hi, thanks for writing in. If the issue has been resolved by replacing the battery in the alternator it is likely that the previous alternator had a faulty diode. If the issue has not been resolved by the replacement of the battery in the alternator it is possible that the wiring between the two parts has an issue such as damaged insulation burnt wiring or corrosion throughout the wire. If the issue has not been resolved I would recommend having this wire inspected by a qualified professional to determine if it requires replacement. Here at YourMechanic, we can have a technician come to your home or office to inspect your battery issue for you, and make or suggest the necessary repairs.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car is idling low at less than 1 RPM at a stop

Hi there. This may be a sign of a failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve is located on or near your intake manifold that monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to...

Q: How Does a Mechanic Check a Car Alternator's Voltage Output?

The first thing a mechanic will do is to check the battery cables to make sure they are clean. Then the battery is checked to make sure it is at the proper voltage of close to 12.6 volts, using a...

Q: Truck will not shift out of park.

There are a few things to check. Check fuse #9 carefully. Sometimes fuses look ok from the top but are actually blown. Use a multimeter to ensure the fuse has not gone bad. Also double check the brake pedal...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.