Battery Woes

dodge
caravan
driving
lights
batteries

#1

The Battery Light came on yesterday and then again today while I was driving… what does this mean and how much time do I have…


#2

Most likely your alternator is failing or your serpentine belt is slipping. Bring it to a mechanic for a check of the belt and the charging system.


#3

would the serpentine belt slipping make a weird sound too… because that is something I forgot to mention… a whining sound…
Thank you sooo much…


#4

A slipping make makes a loud squealing sound.

A whining sound could be a mechanical faiure in the alternator itself.

Don’t waste time having this checked. An alternator that stops functioning will strand a vehicle quickly.


#5

I was afraid of that… Thank you sooo much for your response.