answersLogoWhite
Alternators
Car Batteries

If a vehicle idles up and down and the lights dim with the idle and when it is in gear the battery light comes on would that be an alternator problem?


Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2015-07-16 18:13:25
2015-07-16 18:13:25

Alternator needs replacing.

Related Questions

User Avatar

The battery is basicly used just to start your vehicle, the alternator is what generates your power once the vehicle is running. Which indicates you need a new battery, not an alternator. That is why you problem goes away after a jump start(boost). If it was the alternator the problem would not go away and your vehicle would have no lights and stall with no start. Either your battery is bad or the alternator is not charging.

User Avatar

Have you had your alternator or battery checked lately? The vehicle could not be charging enough to handle the electrical load

User Avatar

Because the voltage drops. Depending on what is the problem changing the battery or alternator will help.

User Avatar

A bad alternator will not give proper power to the vehicle. Dim lights, buzz in the stereo or a dead battery could all be causes of a bad alternator.

User Avatar

A clear sign is if your vehicle wont start without a boost, but fires up fine when boosted. Also dimming lights when vehicle is shut off or running, all signs you alternator is not charging your battery.


Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.