How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Tim's Auto Repair Your Own Question
Tim's Auto Repair
Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic
Category: Car
Satisfied Customers: 15973
Experience:  Have owned a repair shop for 25 yrs.
Type Your Car Question Here...
Tim's Auto Repair is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Rabbit: volkswagen..i turn it on the battery light turns on and it

Resolved Question:

i have a 81' rabbit volkswagon and when i turn it on the battery light turns on and it makes a sound like it doesnt completely turn on?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 6 years ago.


the battery light stays on while the engine is running?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.

well once i do the gear changes it turns off, only when i do a complete stop and i have it on neutral it turns back on

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 6 years ago.


you need to load test the charging system..if you don't have a load tester,auto zone and most parts stores will do a load test for free.....i would think you will need a new alternator


Please ACCEPT my answer so I can get credit for my work.i don't receive commission unless you do ..I'm not always going to be giving you good news,so please don't let this stand in the way of you accepting my does not cost you more money.we will still be able to communicate.. Bonuses and positive feedback are appreciated!if you are not satisfied with my answer,please do not leave bad feed back,i will gladly opt out and let another expert handle the question.if i have sent any diagrams,please print them.they will only stay on here for an hour or so.PLEASE ASK IF YOU NEED MORE HELP

Tim's Auto Repair and 5 other Car Specialists are ready to help you