Pull in to a parts house, checker, autozone and have them do a load test on your battery. I've driven a week in a firebird with no alternator and conserving power before I had an evening to fix it. If it slips, it doesn't cause the other pulleys to work harder, it just makes them turn slower. I got up to 55mph and the truck started jerking and I noticed the brake pedal was down to the floor and my brakes locked up. Any clue as to what is causing this light to come on? Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box.
Posted on Sep 01, 2009 At this point maybe both. The rpm accelerating but speedometer slowing down. Now I am at the mercy of having to pay to fix something that should not be broken. Pull the top of the fuse box off. The level of difficulty depend on your personal experience. Radio goes on and off, and the steering wheel is almost impossible to turn. It seems like you'd have to put load on it to really test it just like a battery.
The battery light comes on when the alternator is not supplying enough power to operate the vehicle, and the battery is being forced to provide the difference. Your cars computer is what reads the alternator charging voltage. In the future, you will recognize the symptom and know where to look before you get stranded. This is a safety issue and gm should take measures to prevent this from happening. I called mechanic and he suggested I roll down my windows and get some air because I was coughing so bad and have it towed to be safe.
I had battery and alternator replaced no change. As noted I second third, fourth fifth, what ever the count is now the recommendation to get a volt meter to do some basic diagnostics. This could also save you some coins since you won't be spending money on something you are guessing about. If its only the alternator, it will start and run until the battery's dead. How old is the serp belt? Driving home from work today the red battery light came on the dash cluster. There is not way to tell whether the battery or the alternator or the computer or something else is causing the problem until it is tested. Our Policies: , , , , , , and.
That's the first half of the tests. Note: don't do this for more than a few minutes, the alternator is running flat out trying to charge the dead battery. Turn the car on and wait for a minute. If it were only the battery, you wouldn't be able to restart it. This time speaking with the dealership owner directly, after two days they finally found the cause of the shuttering, a bad torque converter. If you have replaced the battery once it's still almost certainly the problem.
If your battery is older than 4 years old. Dealership said it was because I used a locking gas cap. Got the alternator out in about 45 minutes. If it were both the battery and alternator, the car would sputter and die. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Anyone have any idea what's wrong with this. The service vehicle soon light has come on for whatever reason.
That's the first half of the tests. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. I waited 2 hours for a tow that never showed, had to get a ride home again. If you can't find it, call Saturn and they will give you the code for free. After it warms up after about 5 minutes, it's fine. If it needs to be replaced, replace the battery at the same time unless it is less than about two years old.
Had it parked for abot two months and just start it and run the engine to preseve the battery. They can do it for free. Any input would be greatly appreciated. The car would not start at my second stop. If you don't know that your best bet ,take it to a qualified repair shop. It was replaced about a year ago I bought a certified rebuilt alternator off eBay and had it installed.