How to Test the Alternator on a Vehicle?

Answer If your automobile's engine seems to be losing power or your interior lights are dim or your windshield wipers work only intermittently, you might have a faulty alternator. The alternator powers yo... Read More »

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How to Remove a Vehicle's Alternator?

The base of any vehicle's charging system is its alternator. Alternator failure is common on many cars regardless of their age. Removing an alternator is the first step in replacing one; it is good... Read More »

How to Remove a Vehicle's Alternator Bolt?

To remove a car's alternator, you first have to remove the bolts holding it to the engine mounting bracket. Generally, there are either 2 or 3 bolts holding the alternator in place. Here's how to f... Read More »

How to Charge Additional Batteries From a Vehicle Alternator?

You may need to charge additional batteries from a vehicle alternator if you are using audio equipment, or need "house" batteries to run the lights and appliances in your camper. These extra batter... Read More »

How to Test a Cs-144 Alternator?

Delco Remy produce the CS144 alternator and is one of their high-output heavy duty range. You may have one of three versions of the CS144 alternator fitted in your vehicle: 140 ampere, 170 amperes ... Read More »