When I drive my car my charging light and brake lights come on inside on the dashboard what's that problem

Kenneth Blackstock
0

Asked by Kenneth Apr 03, 2013 at 09:42 AM about the 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I jump it off with the cables
start right up there after while it' the
break in engine light comes on

2 Answers

Tom Demyan
128,295

The charging light means your alternator is not putting enough voltage. Since you have to jump the car, I suspect your battery is low as well, since the alternator is not charging properly. Put a voltmeter across the battery leads and see what you have with the engine running. Is it 14V or higher? If not, new alternator. The brake light means you are low on fluid. Check the brake fluid resevior and add to the max. line. You have a leak since it's low, find where it is leaking and fix. You might have a rusted brake line or hose.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
moejack
0

My

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Mitsubishi Montero Sport Questions

Mitsubishi Montero Sport Experts

#1 Daniel Foster
Daniel Foster
Reputation 430
#2 Roy Nader
Roy Nader
Reputation 200
#3 Jared Chase
Jared Chase
Reputation 170
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mitsubishi Montero"
9 Great Deals out of 145 listings starting at $3,500
Used Toyota 4Runner"
329 Great Deals out of 9,852 listings starting at $1,991
Used Nissan Xterra"
180 Great Deals out of 5,886 listings starting at $2,000
Used Nissan Pathfinder"
294 Great Deals out of 18,787 listings starting at $2,250
Used Toyota RAV4"
746 Great Deals out of 31,830 listings starting at $1,925
Used Toyota Tacoma"
623 Great Deals out of 24,027 listings starting at $1,895
Used Toyota Highlander"
471 Great Deals out of 15,991 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford F-150"
2,235 Great Deals out of 98,818 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Tahoe"
700 Great Deals out of 24,111 listings starting at $1,955
Used Isuzu Trooper"
111 listings starting at $2,995
Used Nissan Frontier"
272 Great Deals out of 11,335 listings starting at $2,496
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee"
1,226 Great Deals out of 55,001 listings starting at $1,999