There is a list of possible reasons. We'll start with basics. An alternator is an electric motor that usually charges the car battery. If the alternator was remanufactured there may have been a mistake in how it was remanufactured. Also excess use of jumping starting a car could be a possible reason. It's probably better to take the time and/or money to learn about the problem with the alternator so that you can avoid it next time.
Yes it could.
The alternator is belt driven and so is the water pump but that is where the correlation ends. There is no way a bad alternator could cause a water pump to go bad unless the alternator pulley was warped. Then there is a small chance.
No a bad batery could not cause the alternator to go bad .only if a big short happened to the battery and melted the cells in to a short inside the batt
No, it will not.
A bad alternator will cause a battery to go bad. It does not have an effect on the air conditioner.
Yes, those exhaust gases are extremely hot and can cause the alternator to overheat. Not only that but that carbon monoxide can enter the vehicle and kill you.
If your battery is not fully functioning and needs to be replaced, it can make the alternator work harder. This could cause a brand new alternator to go bad. Check your battery, if the battery is not the issue, return the alternator, it should have a warranty on it for at least the first 30 days.
The voltage regulator in the alternator can cause issues like this when they start to go bad. The voltage regulator is an integrated part of the alternator and cannot be replaced, if it is bad, the entire alternator must be replaced.
Installing an alternator on a dead or poor battery will cause them to fail prematurely. trickle charge your battery before installing a new alternator. check all connections for corrosion especially grounds.
The alternator normally has absolutely nothing to do with the fuel pump. However, since they are not too far apart, in the process of replacing the alternator, something could have hit the fuel pump and damaged it. So, while there is an extremely high probability the two are not connected, there is a possibility they are connected.
either the alternator is dischargeing the battery or it is going flat just because its not getting re charged
Could be a bad ground circuit Could be weak battery or alternator not supplying adequate voltage
The most common cause is a loose or broken alternator belt or bad alternator. Go to any auto parts store and they will check it for free.
You cannot predict when an alternator will go bad. It may last 150,000 miles and it may only last 50,000 miles. It may go bad due to a bad bearing or internal short.
A 97 Maxima can have these symptoms because of a bad alternator. If the alternator has low output there can be a ticking and eventually the engine will stop running.
Hey Dee ann==Not simply idleing the engine. If you had an extra load on it to cause it to overheat this could cause it. GoodluckJoe
If bearings go bad they will "squeal"
could be your alternator
Alternator has/is going bad.
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
There is several things that can cause your battery light to come on. Go to your nearest Advance Auto Parts and have them hook up the battery and alternator tester because your alternator could be bad, or if you have a lot of electrical products such as a powerfull stereo system, gps, DVD player etc., you could be drawing to many amps for you battery and alternator to keep a charge
You would probably toast the diodes in the alternator.
it could possibly be the battery or the alternator check both. from the way it sounds that the alternator is going out and is making the battery work to hard and causeing it to go bad it could possibly be the battery or the alternator check both. from the way it sounds that the alternator is going out and is making the battery work to hard and causeing it to go bad
If bearings go bad on a alternator/ will make a grindind noise or long squilling noise.. but if only electronic's inside alternator are damage no noise wil be heard