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I just posted the question about the battery light and then the vehicle dieing underway. i didn't mention we jump started the vehicle, let it run for a bit and then drove it home. That was 4 days ago and the battery light just came back on. I'm getting confused

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This sounds like a generator problem or a dead cell in battery. If you have a local Autozone, Advanced Autoparts, or Oreilly Auto Parts they can check battery and charging system for free at the curb side. If your battery has a dead cell in it it wont hold a charge. Since you say you jumped the vehicle that means the alternator/generator is putting out some voltage to keep car running.. but it may be under performing and not producing enough volts 13.5 or higher to charge battery.

Posted on Jun 03, 2010

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    WARNING! DO NOT ADD TAP WATER TO YOUR BATTERY! HAVE BATTERY SERVICE PERFORMED BY A TRAINED PROFESSIONAL. (For the sake of fuller disclosure, the vehicle MUST be turned off, safety glasses MUST be worn,

  • donprice459 Jun 04, 2010

    In this years model the OEM battery was sealed and maintenance free so there should not be a need to add water and I agree not something that should be done at home. A dead cell will not be fixed by water of any type.

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