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Hi again just got a new battery, battery light is still on car is starting, but now whats the problem

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The BATTERY light indicates that your battery is not getting charged. There could be several reasons for this most probably your alternator, which generates the current to charge the battery when the engine is running. If the new battery is not getting charged, it will eventually drain not start your car. To confirm that the battery is not getting charged and that is the reason for the BATTERY light, put a volt meter across the battery while the engine is running. It should read around 13 volts indicating that current is flowing into the battery. If it reads 11 volts or less, that means the batter is being drained and not charged. Then have your alternator checked.G

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    Laura Mitchell Mar 30, 2015

    Thank you mister G. I just was told it was the alternator

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Alternator not charging

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    Laura Mitchell Mar 30, 2015

    And thank you Mr. Russell

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