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Battery light came on and went off.. When I put it in drive…

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Battery light came on...

Battery light came on and went off.. When I put it in drive the wheel jerks back and forth on it’s on and then the steering wheel locked up and the battery went dead

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you tested the battery? Have you tried testing the alternator?

No

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Chevy?

2006 Malibu

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Malibu yourself? What have you tried so far?

Nothing. This just happened.

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Chevy
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How old is your battery?

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The tech which was helping opted out. The first steps we need to do are charge the battery to 12.6 volts, clean the connections. Attempt a restart. If it will start then we need to check the running voltage. It should be 13-15 volts if the alternator is doing its part. Can you get to this point and respond?

Now that I have posted a partial or complete answer, you will see you can rate me. The deposit you have already paid is not transferred to me until you rate me. I would like to receive nothing less than 5 star excellent ratings. So if we are not there yet, please reply and let me help more. If you're not pleased, let me know because rating bad does not result in a refund, there are better options. Rating now will not close this post nor prevent replying. Thanks Chris

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Hello Chris here again,

I am checking in to make sure you got everything you expected from my answer. The option to rate my response or reply is still available. I want to make sure you were pleased with what you paid for.

Thanks Chris

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