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What are the symptoms of a faulty alternator

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what are the symptoms of a faulty alternator
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Steve replied 10 years ago.


Symptoms of a malfunctioning alternator would include:

*battery running dead

*hard starting (slow cranking)

* Battery or charge light illuminated while the engine is running

*noise from the alternator when it is turning

*Alternator becoming too hot to touch comfortably when it is running.

ANy or all of these things could indicate a possible alternator problem. Most auto parts stores will test your alternator for free if you take it in to them.

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