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2003 Oldsmobile Silohette - Battery lights keeps coming on

I changed the battery 2 months ago. Yesturday the battery light begin to go on and off. Today, the battery light stays on longer then goes off and I noticed the interior lights flicker.

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  • sharikka_fri Dec 11, 2008

    Funny you would mention the belt- I heard a small squeeking sound that caught my attention this morning after driving a few blocks. I don't recall hearing the sound yesturday.

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Hi before you go changing the alternator check the alternator belt is tensioned properly if this is slipping it will cause the same thing, Hope this helps

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  • usersteve83 Dec 11, 2008

    Then that could be 1 of 2 things the belt could be stretched, ready to snap or to tight or the alternator main bearing squeeking,



    First i would buy a new belt its cheaper and would rule that out if not defo go for the alternator



    Regards, Steve

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In additon to the primary battery cable, there should be a smaller wire attached to the post clamp. You need to make sure that the wire is securely connected and that the terminal connectors are clean. If the wire is loose or the connectors are corroded, the battery charge level is not going to be detected properly.

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Check and make sure all wires to back of alternator have good tight connection.

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Replace the alternator all should be ok then

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