WHAT CAUSES THE BATTERY LIGHT TO COME ON ALONG WITH THE ABS LIGHT

2000 Plymouth Breeze

Tiny

t/c man

June, 3, 2012 AT 4:50 AM

After driving the car for about ten minutes, the battery light comes on along with the ABS light. Also, the RPM gauge turned backwards and now the needle is stuck behind the little peg the needle usually rests against (when the engine is turned off)only this time it tries to turn clock wise but the peg holds it back. The mechanic checked the alternator while the engine was running and the battery light was on and said the alternator was charging. By the way, it's a new alternator and it's making a funny noise. He placed the leads at the battery posts, how can you tell if the voltage being read is from the battery or the alternator?

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1 Answer

Tiny

CJ MEDEVAC

June, 3, 2012 AT 5:23 AM

NO CLUE ON THE ABS

SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAD A LOW VOLTAGE ISSUE....COMPUTER WENT CRAZY

HERE'S HOW YOU CHECK VOLTAGES....TESTED AT THE BATTERY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq24oPUVmdA

TRY DISCONNECTING YOUR BATTERY FOR 5 MINUTES....NEG OFF 1ST THEN POS...........POS BACK ON....THEN NEG......THIS MAY RESET YOUR COMPUTER (WON'T HURT)

IF THE ALTERNATOR SOUNDS FUNKY....DRIVE OVER TO THE AUTO PARTS STORE SEE IF THEY THINK IT IS DEFECTIVE...HOPE IT HAD A WARRANTY!

MOST POPULAR AUTO PARTS STORES WILL DO A "FULL BLOWN" BATTERY AND CHARGING SYSTEM TEST FOR FREE......THIS IS A MORE IN DEPTH LOOK AT IT ALL, THAN CHECKING VOLTS W/ A VOLTMETER

KEEP US INFORMED

THE MEDIC

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