Q: Battery light came on..turned car off..now it won't start..what's the issue?

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Drove 4 miles after the battery light came on..dash lights went off..car was still running..turned car off and it won't start without a jump..

My car has 87000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

When the battery light comes on, this may indicate you may have a faulty alternator or a weak battery as a result of the alternator not properly charging the battery. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come to your location to perform a series of tests on your vehicle’s charging system to determine the proper repairs needed.

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When the red battery light comes on, this usually indicates that the alternator is no longer charging the battery. I would recommend having your alternator tested verify that itbhas failed. Consider YourMechanic as this service can be completed at your home or office.

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