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Battery Light On While Driving-Mazda 2003

My battery light came on as I was driving home from work. I pulled in the driveway, turned the car off and tried to turn it on again but it won't start. Radio, light, and horn works so I was told it must be the alternator. I got my air filter cleaned a few weeks ago when I went for my oil change so could there be something else. In addition I have had this occasional squeaking noise when I turn on the ac/heat or drive in water. The battery light came on tonight after the squeaking stop, could they be related?.

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  • butterfly382 Jul 01, 2009

    Thanks Savindude and Keith. The first time the noise started was when I initially changed two belts (fan and alternator?) in the engine about a year or more ago. I was told that they may have been put on too tight and I took it back to the mechanic and he fixed it (or so he says). The noise has continued since then. I will have the car checked out in the morning, thanks again!

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Hi..my name is Keith..and to answer your question....yes the squeaking noise is probably from your serpentine belt slipping and when you turn your A/C on..its putting a load on your alternator..and making the belt slip even worse...but any auto parts store will check your alternator out for free but it sounds like the belt is worn out..i hope this has helped..if not..write back

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It does sound like the alternator, plus it's possible the squeaking could be coming from that or possibly the serpentine belt. If you take the alternator to Autozone, whether it's on the car or seperate, they can test it for you for free. If this helps please rate this. Thanks

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If your belt isn't loose, then your alternator is shot, and i don't think your belt is loose... right?

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