Altinator or battery

Asked by Jul 08, 2016 at 04:07 PM about the 2005 Dodge Stratus SXT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car battery light came on and was making a
whining noise plus ran hot. I asked a mechanic
about it he said the altinator but could it be a bad
battery

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A lot of people make the mistake of when they see that little battery icon show up in the dash it needs a battery but what it is really telling you is there is a problem with the charging system which most of the time is a bad alternator.

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