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Showing posts with label Warning Light Diagnostic. Show all posts

Anti-lock Brake Light Came On Steadily While Driving

Conditions when car trouble occurs
While driving your car the anti-lock brake warning lights located on the dash board came on steadily.

Oil Warning Light Came On Steadily While Driving

Conditions when car problem occur
The oil light came on steadily while the car is running.

Possible cause of car problem
1) The engine lacks oil or the oil level is low causing the oil light to come ON.
2) The Oil Pump is faulty.
3) The Oil Pressure sensor or its wiring is faulty.

Car problem troubleshooting
Oil warning light came on steadily while driving the car is an indication of a serious problem with the car, there is not enough oil pressure inside the engine. When there is not enough oil pressure the engine will not be lubricated properly.

The first thing to do is to check if the engine has enough engine oil. Now open the hood and locate the oil dip stick. Check the dipstick if it indicates enough level of oil, see the car owners manual if you are not sure how to check engine oil level. If the engine oil level is low then the low engine oil is what triggers the oil light to come on steadily. The low oil level causes the oil pressure inside the engine to become low also. Once the engine oil is low, the oil sensor is triggered and cause the oil light to lit.

Temperature Gauge Read Hot After the Engine Start

Conditions when the car trouble occurs
The temperature gauge reads hot after the engine is started.

Possible cause of car trouble
1) The radiator lacks coolant
2) The radiator hose is collapsed
3) The water pump is faulty
4) The thermostat is faulty

Troubleshooting car problem
Several reasons can cause the temperature gauge to read hot just after the engine is started such as what mentioned above. However on the listed reasons above the first two is the easiest to check.

Now the first thing to do is to check the radiator if there is enough coolant on the system. Open the hood and locate the radiator, remove the radiator cap. Make sure that the engine is cold before removing the radiator cap otherwise you may burn yourself. Using a flashlight look down at the radiator fill hole to check the coolant level, the coolant level is said to be enough when the coolant covers the fins inside the radiator. If the coolant did not cover the radiator fins then the coolant inside the radiator is not enough and this causes the temperature gauge to reads hot. To work efficiently the engine cooling system must have enough coolant if the coolant is not enough the engine will heats up too quickly and the temperature gauge will register hot.

Battery Warning Light Comes On While Driving

Battery Warning Lights
Conditions when car problem occur
The battery light comes on steady while driving.

Possible cause of lit battery warning lights
1) The alternator belt is damage.
2) The alternator is faulty.

Troubleshooting battery warning lights that comes on
When your battery light comes on while driving two reasons will cause this, first is the alternator belt is broken and second the alternator failed. The alternator is being driven by the engine using belts for the purpose of supplying charge on the battery and provides electrical power on all of your car accessories. If the battery light comes on while driving it means that the alternator is not generating electrical power for your car and all the car accessories will draw power to the battery until the battery also losses power. Now why the alternator is not supplying electrical power to the battery and accessories?

Battery Warning Light Flickers

Conditions when car trouble occurs
The battery warning light indicator on dash board is occasionally flickers while driving.

Possible cause of car trouble
1)The alternator belt is slipping.
2)The alternator itself is failing.

Car trouble diagnostic
When the battery warning light indicator flickers while the car is running there are two possibilities that causing this kind car trouble, as mentioned above it can cause by the slipping alternator belt or a failing alternator. The alternator is the device that provides electricity to the car battery, it is connected from the engine using an alternator belt, when the engine runs some of the power will be transferred to the alternator to make it run and create electricity so that the battery will charge, aside from providing charges to the battery the alternator is also the one that provides electrical power to all your car accessories like the radio, air con, lights, etc. while the engine is running. Now, if the battery warning light indicator located on the instrument panel is lit “ON” then it means that the alternator is not generating electricity that the car accessories are needed.

Since the problem is the battery warning lights only flickers, sometimes on and sometimes off, then the problem is intermittently occurring which means that the alternator is sometimes generating electricity and sometimes not generating electricity or somewhat failing, during the time the alternator fails it cannot generates electricity so the warning lights is “ON”.

Read also: Brake Warning Lights Came On Steadily While Driving

Also when the alternator belt is slipping the alternator cannot generates electricity, as mentioned above, the alternator is connected to the engine using the alternator belt, now if there is a problem on the alternator belt, for example if the belt is broken the alternator will stop running and you can see the battery warning lights steadily “ON”, however since the warning lights only flickers this means that the belt sometimes fine and sometimes not which is usually a symptoms of slipping belt, every time the alternator belt slip the alternator stop generating electricity this triggers the battery warning lights indicator on the dashboard to came “ON”.

How to fix for the flickering battery warning lights
Bring your car to a shop and have a mechanic inspect the alternator. More often than usual the belt is only needed some adjustment to fix it. But if the belt is no problem then it is the alternator that cause the problem, probably it is failing and it is necessary to replace the alternator. Have it fix soon because you may not be able to drive the car when the alternator failed completely.

What does it mean when the Battery light comes on

What does it mean when the battery light comes on?

Troubleshooting car problem of Battery Light Came on While Driving
When a battery light came on while you drive your car usually it indicates a broken alternator belt or the alternator fails to produce electrical charge for the battery. Alternator is a device that charges the car battery, also it provides electricity to the entire car accessories installed in your car such as lights, radio etc. while the car engine is running.