Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: My car's battery light is on and it started to act funny while driving, what do you think is wrong?

asked by on

i drove to work about 15 miles away took 30 minutes no problem this morning. A day before that i noticed just my battery light came on. on my way home my battery light came on again then shortly after my abs light came on. about 5 seconds after the abs light came on my speedometer dropped to 0 and then my brake light came on but my brakes worked fine and it was about this time i noticed my transmission not changing gears. it was like that for about half a mile then everything went back to normal except the battery light and i drove the quarter mile back to my house.

My car has 120000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Wont start. 2000 Dodge Durango

Hi there - I would recheck for problem codes. I think there is more going on than just the O2 sensor failure. Do you have spark when trying to start the engine? If not, a failed crankshaft position sensor or...

Q: Serpentine Belt Keeps Breaking

The serpentine belt is driven by the crankshaft pulley and, in turn, that belt drives a variety of pulleys and accessories, such as the power steering pump, alternator, a/c compressor and so forth. The belt rides along one or more...

Q: Shaking when accelerating and slowing down but not cruising at a constant speed

Shaking or vibrating may be caused by many different things such as faulty spark plugs, poor fuel pressure or misfires. Other things such as a faulty idle air control valve may cause the engine idle to drop below the normal...

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...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
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.