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How to Test an Alternator
Diagnosing Alternator Problems. Learn how to test an alternator with a Multimeter. Does your car not start, do you have dim headlights or interior lights, does the starter sound weak when start the engine, or does your car die sitting overnight? This video will show you a few ways to test your alternator to see if it is bad, is going bad or is good. A good alternator will show a charge at around 14.2-14.7v while the car is running and under an electrical load it wont drop below 13v. Here is a great multimeter for under $20: creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001O1X65A&linkCode=as2&tag=chri0e2-20&linkId= DQXKJ44LE7TL32CR Test your Battery: Check for Parasitic Draw: Top 10 Mistakes Car Owners Make: **If the video was helpful, remember to give it a "thumbs up" and consider subscribing. New videos every Thursday** -Website: -Facebook: -Twitter: -Instagram: -Subscribe Here: -YouTube Channel: Disclaimer: Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, I cannot guarantee against improper use or unauthorized modifications of this information. ChrisFix assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. Use this information at your own risk. ChrisFix recommends safe practices when working on vehicles and or with tools seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, no information contained in this video shall create any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage, or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or from the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not ChrisFix.

How to properly test an alternator in a modern car (Ultimate guide)
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How to Test an Alternator - Diagnose Charging Issues
In this video I show how you can perform an in depth testing procedure to determine the health of your alternator and charging system using a basic multimeter. Multimeter Used in Video: If you are having starting issues or are concerned about a parasitic draw (if you cars battery is drained when sitting overnight) please watch the following videos on how to diagnose a possible bad battery and also how to find a parasitic draw. How to Test a Car Battery: How to Find a Parasitic Draw: How to Replace an Alternator: If this video helped you out please don't forget to subscribe, give it a thumbs up or if you are feeling generous leaving a tip by clicking the " i " button on the top left corner of the screen. Thank you very much for your support! Due to factors beyond the control of Ratchetsand Wrenches, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information. Ratchetsand Wrenches assumes no liability for any property or personal damage that may arise from doing a repair on your vehicle after watching any of my repair video's. Due to factors beyond the control of Ratchetsand Wrenches, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Again Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not Ratchetsand Wrenches.

Alternator repair : Noisy Bearings replacement
This one is more detailled and serious. The work is simple,no fancy tools required. If you don't have an impact gun,just use a rubber band and a belt,a big pipe wrench or an old accessory belt to avoid the pulley to rotate when you loosen the nut or tighten it.