The check engine light is on when I turn on the key while attempting to start. However, the light is not on while driving. Per the mechanic, he doesn't recall given that he only had 1 attempt to do a test which was minor. The car started on the second attempt. What's also interesting is that the battery doesn't last long when attempting to start. The problem occurred last night, and after 7 attempts the battery was dead. I threw jumper cables on the battery - the car started. Can a faulty alternator be the cause of the problem. Also, when the car immediately shuts off, radio, lights and everything is off. One last item, I'm running on one engine fan. The left one is inoperable and have yet to get it fixed. Again, the car is not overheating, and will shutdown anytime early morning, afternoon, evening.
Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 AT 1:25 PM