Q: Battery Light is on - 2007 Chrysler Town & Country

asked by on

My battery light came on while driving my van is still running ok what could this mean
My car has an automatic transmission.

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, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while the engine turns the alternator. The voltage regulator is a unit that regulates the charging of the battery by the alternator.

Often, this will result in the alternator allowing too much power to be delivered to the battery, damaging wires and prematurely destroying the battery. In other cases, it may result in the alternator not supplying enough power to the battery, undercharging the battery or not charging it at all. In either case, I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose your vehicle’s charging system and suggest the necessary repairs.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Battery Light is on - 2007 Chrysler Town & Country

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Does the engine have to be removed to replace the oil pan on my 2002 Chrysler PT Cruise?

No, the engine does not have to be removed to replace the oil pan gasket on your vehicle. However, two of the engine mounts need to be removed to get the pan off, so it's a good idea to support...

Q: My dodge nitro want accelerate at all

Hi Joseph. Thanks for contacting us today. If the acceleration issues started after replacing the sensor, then it's likely that a reprogram of the throttle body and electronic throttle control did not occur. If these issues happened prior to the...

Q: Exhaust leak coming from the rear manifold exhaust gasket and I was wondering how do you replace the rear manifold exhaust? 2006 Chrysler Town & Country

Hello - most likely, this is an exhaust leak between the exhaust manifold, and the cross-over pipe. Removing the cross-over pipe will be the required process to replace the leaking gasket if this is the source. i recommend a engine...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
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.