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Battery light came on and then all panel light went out and…

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Battery light came on...

Battery light came on and then all panel light went out and eventually car stalled

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

Battery worked when we jumped it and then died while driving

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

2007 highlander. battery is over 5 years old

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

Nothing just happened wanted to know if I should start with battery

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Negative no idea how to check alternator on these new ones

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Toyota
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Toyota Mechanic: 3pac2222, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago
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Toyota Mechanic: 3pac2222, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

YES YOU SHOULD REPLACE THE BATTERY AND HAVE THE CHARGING SYSTEM TESTED THIS IS MOST LIKELY CAUSE BY A BAD ALTERNATOR THAT KILL THE BATTERY .

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
how would i test the charging system?
Toyota Mechanic: 3pac2222, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

YOU NEED A CHARGING SYSTEM TESTER TO ***** BATTERY THE TESTER WILL WALK YOU THOU THE TEST WHEN PLUGED UP

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Toyota Mechanic: 3pac2222, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

O​R YOU CAN USE A VOLT METER TO CHECK THE BATTERY VOLTAGE WHEN THE CAR IS RUNNING IT SHOULD BE ABOUT 14.5 VOLTS

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