When to Replace an Alternator?

Answer The alternator was integrated into the electrical system of the engine on vehicles in the 1960s, replacing the old generators. Although the alternator works much like a generator, its main function... Read More »

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How to Replace an Alternator in a Kia Rio?

The standard alternator on the Kia Rio is rated at 80 amps. The least expensive alternators are rebuilt. The majority of the time, the only thing that fails in an alternator is the diode trio. The ... Read More »

How to Replace a Bad Alternator?

Has your alternator went bad? Here are tips to help you repair your car and change your alternator.

How to Replace a BMW X5 Alternator?

Alternators use the cycling of a vehicle's motor to provide a steady feed of power to the vehicle's battery. Without a properly functioning alternator, a vehicle's battery will simply run dead, pre... Read More »

How to Replace the Alternator in a V70?

The alternator of the Volvo V70 engine is located on the passenger side of the engine near the front. Occasionally, the alternator can wear out from use, causing the battery to eventually lose its ... Read More »