Question about Cars & Trucks
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
First off, recharge the battery overnight before it freezes. It appears that you have lost the alternator function. As soon as the battery is fully charged, take the vehicle to your favorite auto parts store and have them check the alternator. Don't use any of the accessories to lighten the electrical load on the battery. If the alternator has a shorted diode, it will cause a fuseable-link to burn out in the heavy wire running from the alternator to the starter solenoid terminal (battery cable side). Hopefully, the link is hanging out of the wiring loom so that it won't be hard to find. If the link is burned out, replace it with an exact replacement. These things act as fuses. And of course, replace the defective alternator as well. Be sure to disconnect the negative battery cable before replacing the alternator and other work. Take the car back to the parts dealer after repairs and have them clear the 'check engine lite' with a scanner and verify the validity of your repairs. Hope this helps!
Posted on Jan 17, 2010
Tips for a great answer:
Apr 19, 2016 | 2008 Volvo XC90
May 10, 2012 | 2004 Infiniti M45
Oct 11, 2011 | 2005 Toyota Highlander
Mar 11, 2010 | 2002 Dodge Durango
Feb 10, 2010 | 2005 Renault R5
Jan 24, 2009 | 2005 Dodge Durango
40 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!