Yes it is. answer #2 New; means nothing in this business and rebuilt means even less. Especially if you purchased it from AutoZone. They sell a wonderful core, clean . . . but a terrible rebuilt Starter or Alternator. drl
Either have the Alternator rebuilt or replaced. A bit cheaper to have rebuilt however this is determined by Make, Model and Year of Vehicle. The reason it is dragging is the bearings are worn out and the unit can very easily SEIZE.
normally a alternator that is from the factory will have motorcraft somewhere on it, if it has been rebuilt it should have a sticker somewhere on it from the shop that rebuilt it
i have the exact same problem i changed the water pump last night waited an hour to make sure gasket dries placed water in it and it wont start. i replaced everything as i took it apart and i dont understand it.
i had the same problem! replaced my alternator 3 times! battery light kept coming on, finally took it to an alternator specialist, come to find out my wireing was connected wrong, and the connector was bad, car wasn't reading the alternator correctly causing the alternator to shut down. Got it fixed for roughly 350 dollars but no problems since, suggest brand new alternator not a rebuilt one!
Generally a rebuilt one comes with a lifetime warranty, so if you are doing the work yourself, feel free. It won't go out.
Could be a bad signal sent by the computer or the alternator is not charging to full capacity. Have someone check the charging amps on the alternator.
The average cost of and alternator for a Dodge Durango is $175. A used or rebuilt alternator will cost approximately $125.
1. Suspect the belt is loose. Tighten it or use belt dressing. 2. Bearings are worn out on the alternator. Replace the alternator. 3. Poor workmanship on a rebuilt alternator. Replace the alternator.
If it's properly connected, it's just worn-out. When you get it replaced, make sure you get a new one and not a rebuilt alternator. I had a brand new Bosch alternator put in my 1995 Skylark about 4 years ago and it's worked like a charm ever since.
If your alternator is defective the best thing to do is to purchase a rebuilt alternator and trade yours in on it. Much simpler and easier than trying to rebuild it yourself.
If it was rebuilt wrong, Yes
1hour labour $55-80 1 alternator about $190 total about $245-270 Maximum
Remanufactured isn't as thorough as it sounds. In an alternator for instance the replace only the parts they feel are worn. So they might replace the bearings and the diodes - but will leave the body of it, and often other parts behind. So you can see, if the person making the judgment call on what needs to be replaced is competent the remanufactured part should function just fine. Now if it was rebuilt poorly - forget about it. I replaced an orignal alternator with a rebuilt one and went through 2 of em that were broken out of the box.
160 to 289$ or rebuilt for 95$
The cost will depend on the vehicle that it fits and the amperage rating. Rebuilt alternators can range from less than 100 dollar to 1000.
its built into the alternator,cheaper to buy new or rebuilt alternator The engine computer is the voltage regulator.
Your alternator is probably rebuilt and not really new. I have had this problem several times and I have bought a new battery and alternator. The alternator keeps your battery charged and powers your electrical system, so even when driving you can lose all power in the car from the alternator draining your battery. Take the battery and alternator to an auto store and they will test both for free. Ask them about the difference in a rebuilt alternator and a brand new one. This is a very common problem.
I am having the same problem with a 99 Protege. I have changed the alternator and aligned/cleaned the pulleys and the problem persists.I replaced the alternator, on my 1997 Mazda Protege, seven times before someone figured out why the serpentine belt kept breaking. It was the belt tensioner! It had to be removed and rebuilt. Now it is working like a charm!! And I havn't had to replace the alternator in over 3 months!!!!
Depends on what car and what alternator but generally between 80 and 120$
when you replace the alternater you need to replace the battery There is a moderate rate of defective new or rebuilt alternators and voltage regulators. This can be as much as on in 20 to one in 15. I mention voltage regulators because often later cars have the voltage regulator built into the alternator. I replaced a bum alternator with a rebuilt one, only to find that a week later my battery was low. I replaced the old battery, and all was well for three weeks, when my new battery ran down. Monitoring the battery voltage when the car was running told the tale. The alternator/regulator was only holding the battery up at 13.2V while idling, not the 14V minimum that the service manual specified. Back to the shop for another unit!
For the Highlander 4 cylinders, it is on the Alternator side. To replace it, you have to take the alternator out and unscrew two bolds . Unless the engine is rebuilt, thermostat only replaced, most likely, when you rebuild the engine. check cooling tank and water hose leak first.
Usually an alternator only needs bearings, brushes and possibly diodes and regulator. Most people rebuilding an alternator replace all of them. If you haven't rebuilt one or helped someone rebuild one it can be a little trickey. Some require that you solder the diode plate, others need very precise assembly. Often a rebuild kit costs more than a rebuilt alternator.
Start replacing the 2000 s10 alternator by disconnecting the battery. Remove the air inlet hose, and the serpentine belt. Take off the bracket over the alternator if it has one. Unbolt the alternator and disconnect the wires. Reverse the procedure to install the new alternator.