I have a 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe. Last night the battery lite kept flickering, and eventually stayed on. I have done quite a bit of work on this vehicle in the last few yrs. 3 yrs. ago replaced battery. 2 yrs ago - fuel pump last year the alternator.last week we tested the battery and it was fine, We replaced the negative terminal end which was cracked. What can it be this time? out of ideas.

Asked by Aug 22, 2016 at 01:19 PM about the 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

help!

1 Answer

110

When your battery light comes on, all your electric devices should start failing...especially your lights, your radiator cooling fans and your AC blower. Almost 100% of the time when the battery light flickers while the engine is running indicates a alternator failure. Charge your battery and crank the engine...if everything works fine and the battery light stay off for a good while..it is the alternator. You can also check your alternator by checking the battery voltage with a volt meter while the engine is stopped....then crank the engine ..measure the voltage again ...it the alternator is working the voltage of the second measurement should be 2 to 3 volts higher that the voltage of the first measurement..

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Hyundai Santa Fe Questions

Hyundai Santa Fe Experts

#1 LouB
LouB
Reputation 3,160
#2 me29
me29
Reputation 3,130
#3 cargurus55
cargurus55
Reputation 950
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda CR-V
769 Great Deals out of 58,583 listings starting at $900
Used Toyota Highlander
334 Great Deals out of 25,397 listings starting at $2,900
Used Toyota RAV4
591 Great Deals out of 69,040 listings starting at $2,350
Used Hyundai Sonata
614 Great Deals out of 51,533 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford Escape
1,316 Great Deals out of 95,019 listings starting at $1,400
Used Ford Explorer
801 Great Deals out of 74,739 listings starting at $750
Used Nissan Pathfinder
269 Great Deals out of 21,932 listings starting at $2,250

Used Cars For Sale

2015 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS AWD For Sale
78 listings starting at $16,387
2014 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS AWD For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 132 listings starting at $16,677
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS AWD For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 109 listings starting at $14,392