Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: I was driving and the light on the dash board become dime and the engine was on. The car refused to start. Only clicking sound

asked by on

The light on the dash board became dim this morning when I was driving . on pulling out to know what is the problem, I put my pointer on and the engine stopped after 10 seconds. When I wanted to restart the car again it refused, I was only hearing a clicking sound. Please I want to know the possible cause of it. My ac and radio was on before it happen. I used a support ing battery to start it. But am still confused how my battery got drained off. Please help me on what to diagnise.

My car has 72861 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: The battery will not get recharged after ju...

The battery will not get recharged after jump starting with another battery if the alternator is not working to recharge it. You should have the battery recharged and charging system diagnosed to see if the alternator needs to be replaced. The most likely cause is the alternator but only a test of the charging system will confirm it. If you need a professional technician to inspect your battery and charging system, I would recommend one from YourMechanic.

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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: What precautions should be followed with the power outlets?

While your car’s power outlets provide convenient ways to charge portable electronics, or even connect additional devices like DVD players and the like, they do need to be used with caution. Here are the most important Tips Never use...

Q: Charging system - 1990 Ford F-150

Hello. I would suggest checking the voltage regulator. This is a unit that monitors the charging system to maintain the proper voltage in the battery by regulating the rate at which the battery is charged. When this is not working...

Q: Front A/C blower motor working incorrectly.

One sure way to rule out the blower motor itself would be to observe voltage while the issue is happening. If the voltage being fed to the blower motor fluctuates, the problem is on the control side of the circuit...

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 Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.