How to Know if Your Starter or Alternator Is Going Bad?

Answer Your alternator keeps all the electrical processes in your car running. It does this by converting mechanical energy from the crankshaft into electrical energy stored in the car's battery. The radi... Read More »

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How Do I Know When My Starter Is Going Bad on a Dodge Ram?

During normal operation, the starter in your Dodge Ram uses its pinion gear to turn the flywheel to set the engine in motion. Once your truck's engine starts, the starter disengages its pinion unti... Read More »

How to Know If a Starter Is Going Bad in a 2001 Ford Ranger?

If you are experiencing hit-or-miss when it comes to starting your car, your starter may be wearing out. Eventually, it will break down and the gears from the solenoid will no longer engage properl... Read More »

Signs That Your Alternator Is Going Out?

The alternator keeps your car battery juiced and its electrical system flowing smoothly. Unlike the direct-current generators installed prior to the 1960s, belt-driven alternators work by convertin... Read More »

How to Know When Your Alternator Is Defective?

You can test batteries with a voltmeter or multimeter. Depending on how it reads with and without a load, you can determine whether your alternator is failing to charge the battery when the engine ... Read More »