Exception in rendering!

Message: window is not defined

ReferenceError: window is not defined
    at new c (/tmp/execjs20161208-101725-1ajrxx5js:136:3912)
    at m.mountComponent (/tmp/execjs20161208-101725-1ajrxx5js:47:15602)
    at /tmp/execjs20161208-101725-1ajrxx5js:49:31860
    at a.r.perform (/tmp/execjs20161208-101725-1ajrxx5js:47:12503)
    at Object.a [as renderToString] (/tmp/execjs20161208-101725-1ajrxx5js:49:31821)
    at r (/tmp/execjs20161208-101725-1ajrxx5js:50:21164)
    at Object.S.ReactOnRails.serverRenderReactComponent (/tmp/execjs20161208-101725-1ajrxx5js:32:6073)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161208-101725-1ajrxx5js:173:8), <anonymous>:10:23)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161208-101725-1ajrxx5js:173:8), <anonymous>:17:3)
    at /tmp/execjs20161208-101725-1ajrxx5js:173:8

Q: I have replaced the battery and alternator and the charging system light keeps popping on and then the car dies after a day or two

asked by on

I recently was driving my car and all of the indicator lights came on and when I would push on the gas I would slowly move then jerk to get to a faster speed and it became difficult to steer. Bought a new battery, and replaced the alternator. Every once in a while the charging system light (the one that looks like a battery) will come on. Sometimes it stays on for the whole day, and sometimes it says on for a few minutes going on and off during those 20-30 minutes. Then after a few days the car will die. Sometimes after it sits it will start again and last for a day or so, but continue on the same cycle mentioned above. I had the battery and alternator tested and they are fine. Talked to a service tech at a mazda dealer on the phone and he said it could be corrosion in the cables connected to the battery. Any idea if this is the problem and if not, any other ideas? Thanks

My car has 151000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: The problems you are describing do seem to ...

The problems you are describing do seem to lead me back to the charging system circuit. If the vehicle shuts down because of a dead battery, the problem has to be in the charging system as it is designed to maintain the battery charge while the vehicle is in use. Loose battery cables or corrosion like the technician said can cause problems as well. Consider hiring the aid of one of our mobile experts for a personal diagnosis of your charging system.

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: Vehicle will not start

Hello. It sounds like your vehicle's security system is activated. In order for your vehicle to start again the system needs to be reset or disabled. This particular model of vehicle may have a small black button underneath the dash,...

Q: My car shakes really bad when going over 40 mph

Hi there. From the description you have given, your vehicle shakes over 40 mph. The first thought would be the tires like you've mentioned. Typically vibration (shakes) are due to something that is out-of-balance. Given the tires and wheels have...

Q: Car in park shifter will move through gears but wont shift through the gears its stuck in neutral have emergency brake on so it wont roll

From what you've described, it sounds like the shifter cable came off at the transmission or the shifter. I'd suggest checking the shift linkage on the transmission to see if the cable came off. This is due to the connector...

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...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
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.