Diagnosing Alternator Problems - EricTheCarGuy
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I got together with my friends from BBB Industries on this one, we managed
to put together a pretty comprehensive step by step on what to do if you
suspect an alternator issue. Take the time to go through these steps the
next time you suspect a bad alternator and you just may save yourself a
trip to the auto parts store.
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Bad Battery or Bad Alternator, how to tell the difference (Brief Version) - Auto Information Series
This video will briefly explain how to tell if you have a bad auto battery
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How to Test an Alternator
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Your vehicle's alternator is a vital component because it assists in
charging your battery. Test your alternator to make sure your battery will
continue to charge.
Step 1: Find the battery
Locate your car's battery, usually located on the left side of the engine
if you're facing the front of the car. If it's not there, check the right
side. Some cars even have their batteries under a seat in the middle of the
Consult the owner's manual for your vehicle if you can't find the battery.
Step 2: Connect at the voltmeter
Connect the voltmeter to the battery while the car is off. Connect the red
positive wire on the meter to the positive battery terminal, and connect
the black wire on the meter to a bare metal grounding source, such as a nut
or bolt on your car's frame.
Step 3: Read the battery's voltage
Read the voltage on the meter to determine how many volts your battery is
producing. Twelve is average, and if goes much lower than 11, you need a
Step 4: Turn the engine on
Disconnect all wires and turn the engine on and reconnect the meter to the
Step 5: Read the voltage
Read the voltage on the meter as the car is running. If the voltage with
the car running is higher than the voltage when the engine is off, then the
alternator is fine. If it's lower, your alternator needs to be repaired or
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How to Test and Troubleshoot an Alternator Problem
Car won't charge? Don't pay a mechanic! Learn how to diagnose an automobile
no-charge condition by performing simple battery load and alternator field
tests using a multimeter, plus tips and advice for all levels of auto
repair experience. Sponsored by BBB Industries - makers of premium
alternators and starters that meet or exceed OE form, fit and function.
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