the battery light came on car was running but lights went out . Checked the battery fuild it was low. add water..not sure if i should have and had someone jump start it and everything ran for a few min and lights. Then the car died. should I go buy a new battery or is it something else wrong?

Asked by Oct 17, 2014 at 11:00 PM about the 2004 Saturn VUE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2004 saturn Vue 4cly 5 speed >>the battery light came on car was running but lights went out . Checked the battery fuild  it was low. add water..not sure if i should have and had someone jump start it and everything ran for a few min and lights. Then the car died. should I go buy a new  battery or is it something else wrong?

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Sounds like a battery and possibly an alternator. The battery light comes on when the alternator isn't putting out enough current. Have them both checked.

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Thanks I guess I will try the battery first

18,310

Let me know how it goes. Hopefully it's the battery(the cheaper of the two)

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