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My battery light keeps coming on... We bought it and they said they fixed the alternator but the light keeps coming on, but always starts!

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I would suggest having the charging system/battery checked at a local auto parts store. Most of them will provide this service at no charge. Based on the information you gather from that will determine whether you head back to the dealer for repair or not.

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Your alternator is drawing alot of power trying to charge the battery.Try tightening the belt.That should fix your problem..The reason the alternator is whistling so much on cold starts is because thats when it takes the most power from the battery to start the car.And the noise from the alternator is it charging it back up..So I'd try tighting the belt that will fix the smell and watch for the battery light or alternator light in the dash come on the could be your alternator failing and you dont want that to happen..I hope this helps you fix the problem.Have a great day...

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