A bad alternator will have the effect of draining the battery, resulting in dim lights, trouble starting the car and the like. It would be best to replace the alternator as soon as possible and possibly obtain a new battery. This may vary depending on how much the bad alternator has drained it. You can get your alternator and battery checked any time at Auto Zone.
There are several signs that an alternator is going bad. A few signs are dim lights, smell, warning lights, and a dead battery.
The diode in the alternator is probley going bad, Check charging system. And replace alternator.
A bad alternator will not give proper power to the vehicle. Dim lights, buzz in the stereo or a dead battery could all be causes of a bad alternator.
Alternator is going out? battery is going bad?
If your talking about cars... If you smell a burning smell, or your red battery light comes on then i would get your alternator checked out!
A few symptoms and obvious signs of a bad alternator are the battery not charging, dim lights, and a warning light.
Wrong alternator or new alternator is bad. no resetting needed
Battery light usually means alternator not charging. Most common solutions would be be a bad alternator, bad connection, or loose alt belt.
I obviously means that there is something wrong with the alternator or battery. When both lights are on 80 percent of the time its the alternator. Either your belt fell off or your alternator went bad.
bad alternator, bad voltage regulator, bad battery, bad connections.
You probably have a bad ground. Check the grounds on the brake lights.
Bad Battery. Bad Alternator. Lights left on by mistake. Something left running. Exc.