A long time ago my car stalled but started right back up. I never had anymore problem with it doing that until now. My lights, radio and heat stayed on but my car clicks several times. Could this be the batter fluid or does it seems like something more serious?
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2003 Chevrolet Malibu Question: What does it mean when the oil light and battery light both come on and car dies
Answer #1pushrod February 14, 2013, 16:51Master
Sounds like an alternator problem, have the charging system checked.
ReplyCMN1989, February 14, 2013, 17:09Rookie
Thanks for the tip. A friend of my husbands checked it out...not sure just yet but its looking like it might be the fuel pump or fuel filter causing the problems.
Replypushrod, February 14, 2013, 17:13Master
Does not explain the "clicks several times" though!
Good luck with it.
Replygoodguy, February 15, 2013, 05:00Master
if it just clicks and doesnt turn over I would say it is not the fuel pump
Answer #2goodguy February 15, 2013, 04:52Master
I agree with wetry but I would also charge battery and have it load tested
Answer #3GWOODSON from Suttle Motor Corporation, February 15, 2013, 06:15Enthusiast
The Oil and Battery lights come on when the engine stalls because; the engine oil pressure drops to zero, and the battery is not being charged due to the engine not running. This is not an indication that the problem is due to either one.
As for the clicking sound and not turning over, suspect low battery voltage to the starter-possibly due to excessive corrosion at the battery terminals, or loose battery terminals.
Greg's Orange Auto (13943 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386globalhelper February 15, 2013, 06:43Master
alt comes to mind,have that ck'd out
ReplyCMN1989, February 15, 2013, 07:35Rookie
I guess I worded it wrong. It does turn over, just doesn't start. Were having it tested today to find out for sure whats wrong.
Replygoodguy, February 16, 2013, 04:35Master
check for spark and fuel pressure