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.
Generally a rebuilt one comes with a lifetime warranty, so if you are doing the work yourself, feel free. It won't go out.
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!
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.