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5 Signs of a Bad Alternator

5 Signs of a Bad Alternator

Usually, when someone experiences car starting problems, they immediately assume that it is due to a dead battery. While your battery may be weak, there may be more to the story. Your alternator could be the culprit.   An alternator is a charger for your battery, and it provides the necessary electricity to all your electronic accessories in your car. Over time, parts of the alternator weaken and stop working altogether. Its brushes, rotors, and other internal components may need replacing.  If your car shows any of the following signs, it could mean that your alternator has gone bad: 1) Dead Battery One of the most common signs of a weak alternator is a dead battery, which is why it is hard to distinguish a problem between the two. When an alternator is problematic, the battery must use a significant amount of energy until it depletes. 2) Engine Stalls If your engine stops working at any point during your drive, you may want to check to see if you have an alternator p ... read more

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