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** How to Tell if You Have a Faulty Alternator **

Armaan Almeida
Armaan Almeida

*Automotive Editor*

Armaan Almeida no longer works for CarsDirect. He was an Automotive Editor
who produced buying guides and sneak previews, in addition to publishing
daily news stories and tracking monthly deals, incentives and pricing
trends from Toyota, Nissan and Lexus.


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, Automotive Editor - July 19, 2012

*How to Tell if Your Alternator Has Gone Bad*

A dead alternator can cause all kinds of headaches, but how can you tell if
your alternator is going out before it is too late? When you try to start
your car and you hear a clicking sound, that signals your vehicle is dead
you are left with several options as to why.

Usually, the problem falls into one of two categories: a dead car battery
or a loose battery connection. If the battery is dead, it does not mean
this is the only problem you now face. Other


how do you know a alternator is bad

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