Bearing failure. Have the alternator tested. describe the whine - is it proportional to the speed? It oculd be because of the load and the charging - how is your battery condition? Did it do this before? Bearing failure. Have the alternator tested. describe the whine - is it proportional to the speed? It oculd be because of the load and the charging - how is your battery condition? Did it do this before?
Generally this is caused by something failing in the charging system. Test your battery and alternator.
Alternator, every post i have ever read all points to the alternator
Your emergency lights are on.
Low steering fluid can cause a steering wheel to whine when turning. A worn steering belt can also cause a steering wheel to whine when a car is being turned.
Alternator is not charging the battery. When you turn on the lights the system doesn't have enough power to keep the engine running.
when all three of those lights turn on that means that your alternator is bad. i just went threw this same problem with my rodeo
you need an alternator
My lights were coming on when my alternator was going out. Test your alternator and charging system and replace accordingly.
No, its a bad earth somewhere
A weak alternator and/or battery.
That's a bad alternator hun.. had it happen to me twice. The alternator is probably 200 to 300 bucks...have a friend install it. Much cheaper and its not that hard to do.
Fuse, wiring, bulbs
The amperage gauge will go down when you turn on your lights, because there is a sudden draw of electric power from the battery. The alternator should equal out the power surge.
How's your battery, is the car starting properly. Maybe the battery or alternator.
There is a faulty ground wire in one of your tail lights or front parking/clearance lights.
The most common reason for a vehicle not to turn over is a bad alternator. If the alternator is not charging the battery the engine will not start, regardless of the battery age.
Both a stuck reverse switch and shorted wiring can be causes for reverse lights to stay on. Under normal circumstances, the reverse lights turn off as soon as the vehicle is shifted out of reverse.
Probably a dying alternator. Other lights may come on or off in the dash cluster. Check your accessory bet and have your alternator tested.
One way to tell if your alternator is going bad is to start it up, preferably at night, and turn on the lights. Then turn on the the heater fan. If your lights get dimmer when you turn on the fan the alternator could be going bad. A common problem with an alternator that is insufficiently charging is having to jump start your car even after you have run it beforehand. The best way to test it is with a volt meter. You should read 13 to 14 volts across the battery while the engine is running, if you read less your alternator is insufficiently charging. Another way to test it is to take it to a parts store for a free test.
Sounds like it could be low voltage Battery charged? Alternator working?
have the alternator tested or replaced
Check the alternator capacity.
The alternator is probably getting weak and not charging as much as it should. The belt could be loose and slipping some.
When you turn on the A/C the engine RPMs drop slightly. If this causes the dash light to dim slightly then I would suspect your alternator is weak or the drive belt is slipping. Check the belt and adjust or replace as necessary. Also check the output of the alternator with the engine running at idle. You should get a reading of 13.5 to 15.5 volts on a digital volt meter.
Sounds like a possibly weak alternator