2002 Suzuki Esteem 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 97000 miles
The car is a 2002 SUZUKI ESTEEM GL 1.8, sedan, automatic transmission.
Last winter, because of intense use, the heat blower stopped to work.
One week ago, I decided to go to a car repair because I really needed the A/C.
As I was thinking, the relay has failed. And the car repair made be pay 170$ to replace this 15$ relay.
However, when I took my car the day after, I noticed that the radio was not working anymore: it turned on but no sound was coming from the speakers.
I went back to the car repair and explained them that I was confused about that. They checked the wiring for like 1hr, and then told me everything was alright, but the radio is broken.
I took my car out of the car repair, and 1 miles away, I stopped the car. And it couldn't start again. Battery light was on. I believe the mechanic put the A/C when he was checking the car.
So I got towed, and jump started. Then I bought the best battery that fits my car.
Then my car started correctly.
However, two days after, the battery light turned on. I was thinking that the mechanic let the ceiling lamp of my car turned on so it has discharged the battery. So I bought a battery charger, and I charged completely the battery.
But now, the battery light is still on. And I have these weird behaviors:
- car cranks up correctly
- A/C + blower works fine
- no more headlights. I have permanent headlights so they should be always on. If I put the headlight lever in the on position, they switch on though. Other lights are working fine.
- wipers runs VERY SLOWLY
- and of course, no radio.
Conclusion: to me, there is a lack of power from the battery. Maybe coming from a dysfunctional alternator? BUT, I have charged my battery to the maximum so I shouldn't have these issues for at least a few hours, right?
Please help me, this car is driving me crazy.
Thank you very much.
have the same problem?
Monday, July 12th, 2010 AT 1:01 PM