2013 Dodge Dart Engine battery light

Tiny
LAPS33
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  • 2013 DODGE DART
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 77 MILES
Hi I was driving my car and suddenly my ac went out my radio went out, when I signal to turn the arrow doesn't blink in the dash, and battery and engine light are on. I tried erasing the codes but light came right back, there's the odd time that everything comes back and works fine but it all goes out few minutes after
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Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 AT 12:08 PM

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Tiny
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The last thing you want to do is erase diagnostic fault codes. Those are telling you which circuit or system needs further diagnosis.

You didn't list the correct mileage, so I can't make any judgement calls based on that, but it sounds like the alternator is quitting intermittently. At higher mileages that is typically caused by worn brushes which can be replaced at very little expense. At higher ages, wiring and connector terminal problems become better suspects.

To verify this is all caused by a dead charging system, measure the battery voltage with the engine running the next time this occurs. You must find between 13.75 and 14.75 volts. If it is low, there are more tests we can do to pinpoint the cause.
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Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 AT 7:52 PM
Tiny
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HI I'm still having issues with the Dodge Dart, it has 77000km, gauges and radio and a/c still don't work, but this morning my girlfriend left and everything worked, seems like it's working in the morning when it not hot outside, but when it is hot nothing works, I have no idea what's wrong all fuses are good
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Sunday, August 16th, 2015 AT 12:41 PM
Tiny
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Did you read my reply about testing the charging system? If necessary, have that done by a mechanic, but be sure he understands this appears to be an intermittent problem. Any testing has to be done while the problem is occurring.
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Monday, August 17th, 2015 AT 8:49 PM

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