Q: Battery light stays on. The car is charging. What can be done to correct this? It shows a little battery on the dash that stays lit.
A: Two possibilities come to mind....
There is a zener diode in the alternator whose sole purpose is to turn that light off....
Or the computer in your car does not recognize that it is charging....(unlikely)....also...
I am asuming that you have actually had the system tested with good equipment... Ed
Engine Malfunction Happens sometimes Not applicable
Q: I was driving on a long trip and about 1000 miles into it I smelled oil burning.
I stopped to check my oil and there was a lot of oil leaking out onto the ground. And the dipstick was dry. I put about 3 quarts in and it didn't loose another drop. I drove about 1000 more miles and only lost about 1/2 quart.
Where could this oil be leaking from? I couldn't see a leak anywhere.
It doesn't seem to be leaking anymore. When it happened I was in Italy driving about 85 miles per hour and had the air on. Also I was driving through some mountians and up some hills.
After I noticed it was leaking, I turned off the air and slowed down. I think it seemed to help.
Can you help me?
A: Well first of all, you need to fix the leak.
Steam clean the engine and then lift up the car.
Make sure the car is safely secured on jack stands and turn on the engine.
Obviously you're gonna have to be under the car to check and see where the leak is coming from.
And I just hope you didn't use any additives that "stop oil leak." Those products do more harm than good. Yea they may stop the leak, but they also leave a film between the block and the heads that may cause an obstruction. Regardless that you slowed down and that you turned off your a/c.
My bet is that you still have that leak and you need to fix it. Being so that trying to find the leak may be a dangerous job, you may want to have a profesional mechanic do it. Laters!