That is what the car dealer told me. Yesterday, my hasband went to do an oil change. It was about noon. He picked up the van (2001 Dodge Caravan) and drove is maybe for 25 miles. Than later at night about 7:00pm while he was going to work the van started shaking, the oil light control lighted up and the engine got shut off. He tried to start it back up but it wouldn't. He put the van on the emergance lights (by the way it was 15 F outside) and waited for about 1h for me to came with the jumper cable. We tried to give it a jump start but it wouldn't start either. The engine was trying to turn but it wouldn't start. Finally, we decided to tow it to the dealer (the same one that changed the oil earlier that day). The next moring the dealer call me and said that the only reason the car won't start is the bad battery. I said I know the battery beacue the van was on the emergancy lights in the cold for over 1 hour and it probably deained it out. He said that he will put a new battery and check if everything is OK. Later when I came there, he said that the battery went bad while my husband was driving the van and so it casued the engine to shut off. Is it passible? I thought that main purpose of the battery is to start the engine from cold and after that the alternator it taking over. Is there a computer build into the engine that runs of off the battery all the time and when the battery is bad it shuts off the engine?
Please hlep me because I spent over $200 and I think that the reason the engine got shut off was beacue of the bad oil change and now the deale will not admit to it.
North Aurora IL
have the same problem?
Thursday, December 7th, 2006 AT 11:45 AM