Check Battery Light keeps coming on
justplainjohn Member Posts: 4
edited February 2016 in Chrysler
Problem appeared 3 Days Ago...Drove around 3 Miles to the store,halfway home the Check Battery Light pops on after I got home restarted the car-the battery light had cleared.Monday Morning I took it to my regular mechanic-(Local Mom & Pop Store) he checks Battery/Alternator (No Obvious Problems Detected)My Mechanic said it was getting a charge,Leave shop Battery Light Pops on,on way to work & on the way home twice more the Check Battery Light Pops On. Tuesday Morning I take it to my local SEARS where the battery is still under guarantee...Sears says my 14 mo old battery is just fine,swears I have a Bad Alternator and tries to sell me an re-manufactured alternator for $473.17 Plus Tax Installed. I take it back to my local mechanic who again swears it's not the alternator,they make modifications to the starter,I pay,leave the shop,not even half a mile down the road the Check battery light comes on! Car does not seem to hesitate,runs fine,AC on,Windows fine,Starts up fine-no hesitation,first crank of the key starts right up.So I plan on leaving it off tomorrow to see if my local mechanic can find anything.Chryslers and Electrical Issues have me thinking perhaps I need to cut my losses & trade it in.
Other possibilities are a bad ground. Maybe your mechanic needs to perform a voltage drop test on both battery cables.