2003 Jeep Liberty, 172,000 miles.
While driving to visit my family tonight, the charging system indicator light came on (battery symbol). Fearing a serious alternator problem, I pulled over and called triple A. While waiting for the technician to come, I restarted the car and guess what? No battery light!
The triple A guy hooked my battery to his voltmeter with the engine running. It held steady at 13.5. This suggested the alternator was working as the battery was holding a charge. I decided to try and reach my destination.
2 miles later the light came on again. Restarted, and it was off. Drove another mile and it came on again.
I took a chance and managed to drive 25 more miles to reach my parents’ house. The battery light remained on the whole time.
I want to go to a shop tomorrow to have it checked out. What should I ask him to test or check out? Any thoughts on what the problem could be?
Thanks for your help.