Check the voltage at the battery with engine running. It should read 13.5 to 15.5 volts. Any less and the alternator is suspect.
Your car hesitates to turn on or it turns off on you while driving.
Sometimes, but not always, the alternator will whine loudly when it's malfunctioning.
alternator needs to be replaced. battery also might be a problem due to the alternator not charging it
The alternator only needs to be replaced when it fails. Its not a part that needs to be changed during routine maintenance. If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
Well, I know when a tire on my car needs to be replaced when there is no tread left on it. What are YOU referring to
Something can be taxing the work of the alternator, or the alternator can be weak and needs replaced.
I pulled the negative cable from the battery with the truck running and the engine quit. Is this a test to see if the alternator needs to be replaced?
How do you know if the starter needs to be replaced on a 1993 Nissan Altima?
The alternator in a car may need to be replaced if some simple signs are noticed. A noise may originate from under the hood, or lights in or on the car may dim or flash.
Usually an early warning sign that the alternator needs to be replaced soon. Get it checked out
It depends on the year of the vehicle. Newer (late 60s/early 70s on) had "internal regulator alternators", so the alternator needs to be replaced. Older cars have a regulator, usually mounted on a fender well, the fire wall, or the radiator support which canb be replaced independently of the alternator.
The regulator is in the engine computer not the alternator.
The battery light coming on in your Town and Country minivan means that the alternator needs to be replaced. The alternator charges the battery and if it goes bad it will not charge the battery.
I would assume the battery is completely dead and needs to be replaced, or you jumped it wrong.or its the alternator i think
How do you know if it needs to be replaced
it goes out and your heat will be gon
You can have it tested at a auto pars store like autoZone. Another symptom is that if it has power issues, its the alternator I have the 03 LS and it needs a new alternator.
The computer only resets when the battery is removed. The alternator just charges the battery, so if the battery is left connected when the alternator is replaced, the computer should not reset.
To remove the alternator on 1988 Honda CRX the negative battery must first be disconnected. The belt needs to be loosen and the mounting bolts need to be removed as well. When unmounted the alternator will slide off, and a new unit can be replaced.
We replaced the alternator on 2 different vehicles. It was around $175 for each.
Inside the alternator
Inside the alternator, some are easily replaced and some are soldered in place.
This problem sounds like a loose or worn alternator belt. The belt needs to be tightened or replaced and this should fix it.