Battery light

Tiny
TYEDYEAMY89
  • 1992 PLYMOUTH VAN
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 170,000 MILES

My battery light came on today. And I went to drive it and it wouldnt start. I walked home then went back to it an hour later and it started. I drove home, and my lights werent working and my blinker wouldnt shut off. I shut it off and wouldnt start again. Whats wrong with it?

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Friday, January 21st, 2011 AT 12:18 AM

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Tiny
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The charging system might need to be inspected. It seems like the alternator is not working. You might need to charge the battery first.

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Friday, January 21st, 2011 AT 12:28 AM
Tiny
TYEDYEAMY89
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Thats the thing. I just got a new alternator put in not long ago. And how do I charge the battery?

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Friday, January 21st, 2011 AT 12:32 AM
Tiny
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I bought a battery charger to perform that task, its a 10 amp charger from Sears for about $30 or so. I would also get on the phone with whomever installed the alternator to see what liability they are willing to accept.

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Friday, January 21st, 2011 AT 12:36 AM

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