Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Replaced battery, charging system is working a fine per mechanic and drove for a couple of days and then the battery light came on

asked by on

Replaced battery, charging system is working a fine per mechanic and drove for a couple of days and then the battery light came on While driving it yesterday after I had been driving it for 2 1/2 hour drive.

My car has 148000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi there: One of the common items to be ov...

Hi there:

One of the common items to be overlooked during routine charging system inspections is the battery temperature sensor. This is typically installed at the bottom of the battery box and can cause the battery light to illuminate if it's dirty, corroded or needs to be replaced. It can also cause the battery to not charge correctly or starting issues if not replaced. To be certain however, it might be a good idea to have one of our local mechanics complete a battery light is on inspection.

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: Car makes clicking sound when driving

The main cause of a ticking noise coming from the engine on that car is the intake manifold gasket. It is a common problem with the 4.7 liter engine and can be fixed easily. I would recommend having a technician...

Q: No crank at all, changed the starter & crankshaft position sensor still nothing.

Changing out parts for the no start may lead to replacing the correct part, but it may take a few parts and money. I suggest having a qualified mechanic come and diagnose the no start by checking fuel pressures or...

Q: My TCS light comes on frequently and then it will display TCS off and slipped. Sometimes it will cut off and then restart later.

Hi there. Most often, this problem is due to a dirty or failed wheel speed sensor. The ABS and TCS systems depend on wheel speed readings from these sensors. Cleaning the sensor heads, and the inductance rings on the wheel...

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...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
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...