Change alternator or check alternator brushes
inside the alternator. check the fusable link at the alternator and at the starter before changing the alternator.
The easiest of all ways to check if your alternator is working is. Turn your car on and disconnect the negative battery cable. If your car dies your alternator is no good. But if it stays on. the alternator is generating power. its basically your cars power plant.
Is the battery dead? Check for 12v on the main alternator cable. If no power, check for burned out fusible links between alternator and battery. You may need a wiring diagram to check further.
Check fuseable link on alternator Check fuseable link on alternator
the alternator belt could be slipping so check the belt, the wiring at the alternator could be faulty do a check with a multimeter. open the alternator and check the diodes .apply battery power and see if the rotor still spins inside the stator see current output
To check if your alternator is working properly, the easiest way to get it checked is to take it to a Kragens or Autozone, They will checkj it for free.
Simple, have the alternator checked and if it is okay, check the alternator circuit to the battery
If the question is how to check your alternator on a 2000 Honda accord is by starting your car and disconnect your battery if the car is still running for max 3 mins you know your alternator is good.
usualy if the alternator is not defective then its the battery. you should start by cleaning the battery post. then you could check the terminal wire that runs from the battery post to the alternator. if thats not it you should check the ground on the alternator.
You don't. Disconnecting a battery cable to "check" the alternator is not a good idea. The removal of a cable with the engine running cuases a voltage spike that can damage the computer system on the car. The proper way to check the alternator is with a volt meter.
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I have a 2.0 1995 Mercury mystique the battery charge light was on no output on old alternator. Replaced alternator No output from new alternator "charge light out" (wiggle test wires& re-check wires) at alternator *still no output* is there a fuse that could be the problem or just another bad alternator... I would check the alternator plug before getting another alternator, it may be bad. And is a lot cheaper to replace.
There are times when the alternator will test out fine as far as amp output and voltage output but if your alternator has a weak diode(s) it may trigger the light to go on. I hate to say you should replace the alternator, but your charging system is pretty much self contained in your alternator so I believe the problem is in fact in your alternator. Good luck.
Check the voltage regulator.
Remove and bring to an auto parts store that is equipped to check
Check your RPO codes. If it has K60 then you have a 100 amp alternator.
Check the fusable link (wire in between the alt. and battery) to see if it's burned out. Check to see if the alternator light in dash works.
check the alternator. Use a digital multimeter and with engine running you should have 13-14 volts at the battery. If less than 12.5 Alternator is not charging Also check the amperage the alternator is putting out.
A simple way is to check the voltage at the battery terminals with the engine running. A reading below 13.5 volts would indicate a weak alternator. To be sure, take it to most Auto Parts stores and they will run a check on the alternator free of charge.
check your cars alternator drive belt for slakeness.Check your alternator for broken down rectifier normally housed insidethe alternator body.Also check your battery for its specific gravity level and charging parameters
Check your alternator belt, it maybe loose or your alternator is freezing up
poor charge or intermitant charge from the alternator, also check condition of the alternator belt
The diode in the alternator is probley going bad, Check charging system. And replace alternator.