- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
sounds like you could have a few problems. On the battery light it could be alternator. Test voltage at battery with car running, should be 13-14 volts. Oil light on could be oil level sensor on bottom of oil pan. Dying problem could be mass air flow sensor, coolant temp sensor, idle air valve.
Sounds like a bad alternator. Drained your battery and when you turned on the lights it took all the power left in your battery. When you drain a battery down that far, they are real hard to jump, and coupled with the alternator, the car is not producing enough current to start and stay running.
I would take the alternator off and take it to oyur local auto parts store to be tested. If bad, replace it and charge the battery fully before starting. Then check voltage at battery with motor running. Should be 13.2 -14 Volts DC. If not, you may have a bad battery cable or blown fusible link. (especially that if the alternator tests good).....Mike
Even a new alternator and/or battery can be bad. You should have them load tested to verify they are working. You should also check the alt plug to make sure it is seated all the way or else it won't charge.
Yes, depending on the car. Those wires may include stator currents or PCM monitoring signals and one is the indicator light signal. You really need a voltmeter or ammeter to check the alternator. It should put 14 volts to the battery. If you don't have a voltmeter, I recommend you take it off and have it tested at the parts store. OK?
first check battery voltage. should be 12 volts or a little over. IF the battery is low then charge battery and then load test battery. If you remove you battery and take it to local parts store most will check for you. if battery load test good but was low on voltage then I would check to see that alternator is charging while engine is running. should be charging aprox 13.9 volts. if battery had full voltage and load tested good then most likely the starter is bad.
The light comes on because it is not receiving the proper signal from the electrical circuit. Before you replace any parts take a 1/2 hour and some emery cloth and make sure that all the connections are tight and making good contact. Do the battery cables at the battery and the wires that attach to the alternator, including the plug-ins. Also clean up the ground wire that runs from the battery to the body. If the light is still on then get both the alternator and the battery tested. The alternator should read above 12.5 volts, preferably 13.5 to 14. It might be a new battery but get it "load tested". This is a measure of your battery's ability to retain voltage. A reading in the area of 11 volts after the test is an indication the battery is dying or not big enough to do the job. 500 CCA is a good size for a battery, less is working it harder and wearingit out faster. Hope this helps.
Im not sure how you tested the alt. but its a good idea to take a volt meter and with the car running,check at the battery and the check at the back of the alternator on the big wire its the 12v feed from the battery,you should read the same voltage at the batt. example 14.3 vor so at the batt. and only10v or so at the alt or even zero V.then we can narrow it down a little to a possible open circuit between the batt. and alt.If you need any diagrams just let me know,hope it was helpful have a good day DB