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charmedx332
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Mar 12, 2016, 1:15 PM

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I have a 2002 Chrysler sebring 4 door was my moms engine light was on for awhile she said it was the o2 sensor but the a few days ago engine light went out battery light came on was told it was the alternator I changed that charged battery all night this morning battery light off went to take old alternator back for core charge but then battery light come back on so got a battery instead on the way back the battery light was off then came back on with the engine light again don't know if i should go ahead and put the new battery in or if it was a waist of money and its something else going on if someone could please help me


kev2
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Mar 12, 2016, 1:24 PM

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the engine light was on... you should have fixed that issue...you have NO idea if anything else is wrong until you SCAN the system.
You say the vehicle is drivable after a charge? SO charge it up and drive to autozone, advance auto etc, take advantage of their FREE scan and alternator tests....
Or you could check the voltage at battery, start vehicle the voltage should increase. Not a complete test but a start.
Once you get ALL the codes post them here someone will advise AND repair that oxygen sensor !! get the light OFF.


(This post was edited by kev2 on Mar 12, 2016, 1:25 PM)


Tom Greenleaf
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Mar 12, 2016, 1:29 PM

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? Battery light. Did it with old and new alternator you said but not for a while with charged battery. Just that not the CEL is the belt tight enough? That alone if not tight could be that whole deal,


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charmedx332
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Mar 12, 2016, 1:42 PM

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just drove it againe engine light out but battery came on stopped at store when i started the car again neither light came on but drove it just a short distance


kev2
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Mar 12, 2016, 2:08 PM

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I explained about FREE testing battery, alternator engine light ...easy fast did I say FREE ....what more could you want-


charmedx332
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Mar 12, 2016, 3:16 PM

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autozone will not test because of where my battery is under the finder says they are not aloud because they cant get a accurate reading


Tom Greenleaf
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Mar 12, 2016, 3:42 PM

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What does that have to do with code readings?
Understood - some of those locations are insane to get to or R&R but you may have to. Get code readings first as if you take battery in for testing without a memory saver any codes will be lost and only the hard codes will come right back.
Because of the location it means even more to check it out there IMO as you probably don't do anything to ever check or clean it up where that type are.


Haven't had the fun with the one you describe by location but several others are a pest too up to breaking things to get to them or take out. If not up to that yourself say so please.
Sorry if I missed it but is the belt tight enough? You shouldn't be able to turn alternator while belt installed by hand, engine off and keys out please for a test or deflection of the longest stretch between pulleys.
If alternator slips when enough electrical power is being used a light could come on for battery and usually go right out again or could be intermittent.
Get the code reading. It shouldn't matter where the battery is located if they have a clue,


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Hammer Time
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Mar 12, 2016, 4:54 PM

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Why did you assume it needed an alternator for the battery light, or even a battery for that matter? That light is no indication of battery health.

Are you aware that the voltage regulator is built into the PCM?



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