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Have charging system checked, possible intermitant alternator failure

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Nissan primera 2005 1.8 sx goes limp mode at night with lights and wipers on. No measurable battery or charger problems. Switch off lights and the problem goes away instantly.


The only thing these components have in common is the ground wires. There are many grounds on a vehicle. But the main three are the battery to body, battery to engine and engine to body. These are fairly large wires/cables. They should be checked with an ohm meter. I replace or repair any wires that have more than 5.0 ohms of resistance.

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There are many warning lights that can come on , some very serious , and you should shut down the engine and not drive further till the fault is repaired , oil pressure, overheating , brake fail , the above warning lights are classed as serious, most other warnings are minor but should be repaired as soon as possible . The drivers hand book will show the symbol for each fault.

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I have a '99 dodge grand caravan se, while in park the abs light came on, the battery light came on, and the check engine light has been on,


Looks like you have a few issues there.

1. The battery warning. This is indicative of a weak battery and if your battery is 3 years old or more I would replace it.

2. If you have a weak battery this can trigger other warning lights in the vehicle, typically the ABS warning but sometimes other warning lights as well depending on the electronic features in the car. If you replace the battery this should correct the battery warning and most likely the ABS warning if both of these warnings appeared at the same time.
Normally, once the ABS warning is displayed the anti lock braking system(ABS) will be shut down. Whilst your braking will be normal, if you brake too hard and lock up your wheels on a slippery road there is no ABS assist to prevent the brake lock up which you have when the system is working.

3. If the alternator on the engine is not generating sufficient power and thus not charging the battery at all, or very little, you will likely get a battery warning light. I don't know if your 1999 vehicle has a warning light to indicate a faulty alternator or not.

4. Check Engine Light.
You suggested the CE warning has been showing up for a few days and before the battery and ABS warnings popped up.
The CE warning can be caused by dozens of different engine issues.
The vehicle needs to be scanned with the appropriate scan tool to see what fault codes the onboard computer is generating because if you have a CE warning light there will be fault codes generated 99% of the time.

Once these fault codes have been pulled the mechanic can start to diagnose the cause of the problem or problems. Each engine fault code your car's computer is generating can be caused by different types of problems so it is important that they diagnose the issues correctly. Otherwise your Check Engine light will remain on as long as the causes are not identified and fixed.

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I have a 2008 Sebring the battery is dead since the battery has been playing up the engine management light has been on could this be because of the battery ??


Yes, the check engine light will turn on for just about all things detected wrong through the computer of your car.

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Probably a short brush in the alternator, if you can find a specialist auto electrician it is possable to replace the brush/control pack but most places want to stripe you for an exchange unit.

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Cruise Control not active, engine light and ABS light


I have the same problem with the Cruise Control not available coming up but I had a smiliar problem with the ABS and Engine light coming on when battery was pretty much dead, it was hard to steer and brake.. may be something different with your car..

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Hi if your battery was flat or ca non charging battery, is alternator fault, but replace battery and if happen again, u have byuy alternator, u can buy used, that fine, hope this help thanks

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