articles

Signs that the alternator is going bad include dim lights, odd smells, a weak or dead battery, unusual sounds, or a warning light. If the alternator goes out completely, expensive repairs are often the result, but these ... More »

www.reference.com Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance

Signs that an alternator may be going bad include a weak battery, dim lights, strange sounds and smells or warning lights on the display panel reading showing the picture of a battery or displaying the codes "ALT" for al... More »

www.reference.com Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance

The common signs of a bad automotive alternator include a weak battery, dimmed headlights, an odd or burning smell and a whining or grinding noise coming from the front of the vehicle. Alternators are electromechanical d... More »

www.reference.com Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance
similar articles

Signs that an alternator may be going bad include a weak battery, dim lights, strange sounds and smells or warning lights on the display panel reading showing the picture of a battery or displaying the codes "ALT" for al... More »

www.reference.com Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance

Some of the most common signs of a car needing a new alternator include dim lights on the dashboard or the car's exterior, as well as an illuminated alternator light on the dashboard. Other common symptoms and signs of a... More »

www.reference.com Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance

There are various possible reasons why a car makes a humming or whirring noise as these sounds could be a sign of a bad bearing in the steering system, water pump or alternator. Faulty air conditioning systems may make a... More »

www.reference.com Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance

A bad battery can cause a car to lose power while driving if the alternator cannot keep up with the battery's charging needs. In older cars, a working alternator provides enough charge to power vehicle accessories. Howev... More »

www.reference.com Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance