Yes, or you have a short in your lighting system, but more than likely it is your alternator.
hey, sounds more like a short to me, one way to find out if it is your alternator is to start your car, while running disconnect the battery, if it stays running your alternator is ok, now with that done, start puttin load on it, this means turn your lights on, c what happens, if your eng. dips and recovers carry on with wipers and etc.. If by chance it starts to sputter and shake with lights on or other, check your grounds, especially from the alt. and at the neg. battery terminal. u find your problems! Plugz!!
and oh ya if when your battery is connected and car running, with lights on, rev your eng. up and down, watch you lights against a wall and c if they go bright and dim with acording rpm's!if they do its almost certain its your alt, but always double check your grounds and make sure your terminals r clean!!!Plugz!!
erm....can't you just ....take it to parts source or something..get them to see if your alternator is crap? theres a machine..that does that...(if you dont want to deal with all the hassel....i supose...) mine went(its a newer sunbird)...it stalled once...before my lights flickered..and the car just plain died, nothing went on, nothing started..got a new alternator...fine now.
maybe its your alternator, if its giving off a weak enough charge, when you put the brake lights on, it drains too much power to run your engine. to check the alternator, start car, and remove the positive cable from your battery with some accesories running. if your car sputters, or stalls, just replace the alternator. hope this helps.
I'm no expert, but it could be a battery or alternator related problem.
It sounds like it could be an alternator problem, the easiest way to determine this is to disconect the battery while it is running, if it stalls, or bogs out, replace the alternator. ( but it could just be faulty wire conections. ) hope this helps.
If it's an automatic, you may have a sticking solenoid INSIDE the transmission.
It sounds like your alternator is no longer recharging your battery. You probably need a new alternator.
My car did the same thing, is your lights affected? If so it's your alternator.the lights are not affected. i mean they cut out when the car stalls out but isn't that typical?
go and have your brakes checked out it could be anumber of things but have it checked out and they can tell you exactly what is wrong!
Check your idle air control valve
Mine did this and I found out it was the timing belt that needed to be changed.
it could be your crank posistion senson or alternator failing get a dia and a load test on alternator
you could pull off your positive battery cable if it stalls out then you alternator is the problem
Sounds like it is not charging, have the charging system tested, it may be the alternator at fault.
I would start by having the alternator tested after it has been removed since that is the most common problem. There is a possibility that the wire going from the positive post on the starter to the back of the alternator could have a break in it but it is less common.
if its making a loud clicking it may be the alternator
check your alternator
check your alternator belt,and your pulleys ,
a simple test to check the alternator is to disconnect either one of the battery terminals battery while the car is still running at its slowest speed if the enginge quits the alternator is bad, or an easier test is to rev the engine from idle with the head lights on and observe if the lights get brighter. do you have a manual for the car?
If you can get your vehicle started you can then un hook the battery while it is running and if your vehicle stays running then your alternator is good. If it stalls and dies as soon as you unhook the battery then the alternator is not good.If you can get your vehicle started you can then un hook the battery while it is running and if your vehicle stays running then your alternator is good. If it stalls and dies as soon as you unhook the battery then the alternator is not good.
check for vacum leak
start the car then remove positive battery teminal if car stalls then your alternator is bad(sounds like it is but that will tell you for sure)
There's a solinoid in the transmission.Suggest to check that first. Turn on interior lights. Start engine. If the lights go out when the engine stalls, you have a bad ignition switch.
replace the alternator
I'm going to go with a cracked distributor cap, especially if it is harder to restart the wetter it is.
yOU Need a new alternator.
Can you turn the shaft of the alternator by hand? Is it the original alternator? With the given information i would say that the alternator is in need of replacement.