Places to find tutorials for replacing car alternators include the websites for Pep Boys, Advance Auto Parts and Mobil Oil. The CDX eTextbook also provides a comprehensive tutorial and for a video tutorial on alternator ... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance

If a car makes a squealing noise after the alternator has been replaced, it often needs the serpentine belt or belt tensioner replaced. Continuing to drive the car without repairing the problem often causes early failure... More »

The estimated time to change an alternator is 60 minutes, according to Mobil Oil. A combination wrench, socket wrench, vise grips and a large flat-blade screwdriver are required to complete the task. Sandpaper may also b... More »

As of 2015, a number of brick-and-mortar and online stores offer repair parts and kits for alternators, including Pep Boys, which sells repair kits, components, and relays for many vehicles. Amazon and O'Reilly Auto Part... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance

The reasons alternators overcharge include issues with the battery, drive belt, alternator output, external regulator and type of alternator, explains Issues with these specific components result in the alter... More »

A car can stop running while driving if it runs out of fuel or because of malfunctioning components such as alternators, fuel pumps, ignition switches or sensors. Drivers can attempt restarting the engine or gently guidi... More »

Virtually any type of used car parts are available for purchase from a scrap or salvage yard, including fuses, alternators, transmissions and engines. Due to the nature of salvage yards, however, the availability of cert... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance