Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: my battery light is on when the car was started, in the morning whiles going to work it was normal, it was till I closed from work

asked by on

What is the possible fault, the belt is OK

My car has 92000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hey there. I would test your alternator. Use a multi meter to ensure your alternator is reading 13.8-14.2 volts while the vehicle is running. If it is not, try replacing the alternator and see if it removes the battery light. If you cannot perform this task on your own, enlist a qualified professional to diagnose the battery light and perform the correct repair.

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!
  • Home
  • Questions
  • my battery light is on when the car was started, in the morning whiles going to work it was normal, it was till I closed from work

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: My car dies or has no power when I put into gear

Hi There, It sounds like you may have a faulty throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor monitors the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on the gas pedal. Based...

Q: hi Joshua. I have a 2005 Chevy Aveo leaking fuel onto the ground?

If your vehicle is leaking fuel, I would firstly recommend not to drive it as it is a moving fire hazard. As for the location of the leak, it is possible that the fuel could be leaking from a number...

Q: Battery going dead on a 2003 Honda Odyssey

Yes, it certainly could be. Of course, the first thing you'd want to do is have any good mechanic check your battery and your alternator. There is a load-test that the mechanic can do; YourMechanic guys can do it and...

Related articles

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...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
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.