My battery died one morning, tried to start it would'nt turn over. eventually it started, sounded like it was flooded( it was'nt). I drove it to the auto parts store and they replaced my battery!!! I HAVE NO HEAT/a/c. checked fuses and they look good, help......
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SOUND LIKE ALTERNATOR NOT WORKING.FIRST TURN OFF RADIO TO KEEP FROM LOCKING IT OUT WHEN DISCONNECTING NEGATIVE BATTERY.REMOVE ALTERNATOR HAVE IT TESTED.BEFORE REMOVING ALTERNATOR MAKE SURE DRIVE BELT HAS NOT WORKED LOOSE OR BROKEN.
My engine light in my 2002 GMC Sonoma has been on for the past four weeks. Yesterday I had an oil change done on my truck with a local mechanic. He turned the engine light off, but it came on soon after leaving his shop.
This morning I went to start my truck and there was NO power whatsoever. After repeatedly turning the key, I soon saw a slight movement on the battery display, but no lights would come on. It just seemed like it wasn't getting any power. I changed the battery two years ago, so it should be fine.
Eventually, the truck received full power and started, more less out of no where. It wouldn't hold an idle and would just die if i took my foot off the gas.
Hopefully someone has a solution for me.
The Alternator may not be charging at the proper level. If the car is running while you're trying to open the sunroof or turn on the defroster, then the battery light has nothing to do with those and they are separate problems. Have an ASE Certified mechanic check the charging system.
Dim lights while driving means your car is running off the battery and the alternator is shot, which is why it's hard to start and the lights go dim, you drain the battery while driving and the alternator is not charging it back up.
Your battery is dying. It is also possible that its the alternator but if the battery is original it is almost certainly the battery and it will likely do it again until the battery is replaced. The clicking sound you heard is the starter solenoid trying to start the car (but failing). The reason it started later is because the internal temperature of the battery had risen a enough to allow the solenoid to "pull in" and start the car. Any autoparts store can test the battery/alternater for free and confirm which is the problem.
Sounds like low voltage. Get a boost from another car with a good set of cables. Once started check voltage with booster car disconnected. Is it around 14 volts? If so,the truck is charging, so it may be time for a new battery.
If the voltage is at 12 or lower while running the truck is not charging. May be time for a new alternator.
The battery should have charged enough in 1 hour to start the truck. You may need a battery and alternator.
tell her to not use the radio at lunch ..she is draining the battery...replace battery..recommend gel type with deep cycle rating highest you will afford and if she must ..run engine at lunch time to charge system