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Battery light is on whilst driving

If your battery light is on whilst driving and your battery goes flat then their could be one of two faults you need to look for.
The first and most likely cause is that either the fan belt has snapped or if you have a squeling noise then the chances are it just needs adjusting.

If how ever the belt is fine and isnt slipping then this would indicat that the alternater isnt charging the battery properly so this would then need replacing.

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howdie sounds like their could be ground problem but put the alt, under load and see what it puts out,if the battery was changed look for clamps are not loose check your ground to motor wire for corrosion

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For the past few weeks it has sounded like my Jaguar was struggling to turn over. Now it won't start at all. What should I do?


first thing you need to do is check the battery has not gone flat, check the battery connections are not corroded if they are undo them clean them up with some rough sand/glass/rubbing paper, then see if it will start, check the connections are tight, if it still dont start turn the ignition on the turn the head lights on then turn the key to start the car get some one to look at the lights whilst doing this if they go dim or off then your battery is flat.

if it is flat you need to get your alternator tested as this may not be charging the battery properly or it could be the battery needs replacing

a few of the main reasons a battery will go flat is if you are only doing short journeys and you have the lights on or heater or air con on if you have any of these on and your only doing short journeys then this is your problem, you car is not charging the battery up enough due to the short journeys its best if you are only doing short journeys to only use what you need to use such as lights. anything else causes the battery to drain quicker than it charges.

you could get some jump leads and get some one to jump your car that way then once its started go for a long drive at least an hour to fully charge the battery again, or buy a battery charger and charge you battery that way.

if the you have a picture of a battery on your dashboard that it lit whilst you are driving then this is telling you the battery isnt charging due to a fault with the alternator

hopefully i have given you a few ideas of the kind of problem you are having


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try removing battery and cleaning all the ground under the battery tray and check main ground wire from battery to engine

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P1000 means that you or someone has disconnected the battery,and the car has not been driven far / long enough for the computer to relearn its stratagies.
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