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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

 

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CMN1989, Norfolk, VA, February 14, 2013, 15:58
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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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    pushrod February 14, 2013, 16:51
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    Sounds like an alternator problem, have the charging system checked.

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    CMN1989, February 14, 2013, 17:09
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    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.

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    pushrod, February 14, 2013, 17:13
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    Does not explain the "clicks several times" though!
    Good luck with it.

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    goodguy, February 15, 2013, 05:00
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    if it just clicks and doesnt turn over I would say it is not the fuel pump

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    goodguy February 15, 2013, 04:52
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    I agree with wetry but I would also charge battery and have it load tested

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    GWOODSON from Suttle Motor Corporation, February 15, 2013, 06:15
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    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.

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    globalhelper February 15, 2013, 06:43
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    alt comes to mind,have that ck'd out

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    CMN1989, February 15, 2013, 07:35
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    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.

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    goodguy, February 16, 2013, 04:35
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    check for spark and fuel pressure

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