Alternators

How do you release the tensioner to put belt back around the alternator?

This is easiest done with 2 people. Put the belt around everything but the alternator. On the tensioner pulley or the base of it, there should be a box or something that will fit a wrench. Get that wrench, and another of a similar size (you will probably have to do the 2 wrench trick to extend yo...

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Is a diode part of an alternator or the car?

Yes, there is at least one diode in the alternator.There is a three phase diode bridge in a vehicles alternator. The voltage is generated as three phase AC. The diode bridge converts the AC voltage to DC voltage. This is the DC voltage that is used to charge the battery of the vehicle and run the...

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Will a 1990 Mercury Sable alternator work in a 1999 Toyota Camry?

Go online to any auto parts store and look up the alternator for both the 1990 and the 1999. If the part number is the same you're good to go.

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Where is the alternator located on a 2001vw jetta?

I don't have an exact answer for you because Jetta's came with a plain four cylinder (1.8L I think), a 1.8L turbocharged four cylinder, the 2.8L VR6 six cylinder, or the TDI diesel. To get a more specific answer from someone you will have to indicate your engine. Regardless though, the alternator...

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Please explain the charging circuit in automobile. 1. How does the charging light comes on when ignition switch is turned on 2. How charging light comes on when alternator is not or less charging?

When the ignition is turned on, battery voltage passes down the wire to the alternator to 'excite' the alternator when the engine starts. When the engine starts and the alternator generates a voltage, the light is extinguised by the charging voltage cancelling out the battery voltage coming down ...

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How will you know if you have a bad voltage regulator in your car?

You will need to go to a repair shop and have them test the charging system.

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How do you know if you have bad gasoline in your car?

about the only way to know for sure is to take a sample and use your senses, sight and smell, please dont taste. (LOL) But if you still dont know, you may be able to take the sample to your local department of agriculture. Most states will test the fuel for free. They cannot check for stuff like ...

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What cause diode failures in alternators?

Overheating/overworking the alternator expecting to charge a run down battery. Alternators are designed to maintain a battery not for charging a dead one.

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What happens when the alternator over charges the battery?

It will destroy the battery.

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You change the electric alternador of your pickup when try to start the vehicle no has power?

You may want to re-ask this question and state what year, make, model and engine you truck its, and file it in the category for that type of truck. Because unfortunately without that information it is very tough to know where to start trouble shooting.

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Where is alternator fuse located in 1995 Ford Taurus?

There isn't a fuse for the alternator. The alternator is belt driven, and there'll be two lines coming from the alternator - one goes from the alternator positive to battery positive, and the other goes to ground.

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Can a bad harmonic balancer make an intermittent squealing noise you have replaced all tensioner and idler pulleys but it still makes this noise with the belt removed?

not always usally makes an noise close to a rattle or knocking hence harmonic.use a broom stick or hose to use as a listening device to locate the exact place of your noise could be starter sticking in(ect...)

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When a car battery and alternator are good what can cause them to fail?

check for a fuse in the charging systemcheck if your alternator "exciter" wire voltage is good (this should be the positive wire INSIDE the pigtail plug )if those check out fine you will need to check each wiring system in the vehicle for a "dead" short (positive wire touching the ground) remembe...

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What is the purpose of alternator component?

The Alternator generates Alternating Electricity usually from the Crankshaft. The Alternator Distributes this Generated Machanical Energy into Electrical Energy to keep your Battery Recharged and to Operate your lights and your instrument panel.

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Why does your 04 Toyota road runner keep blowing alternators?

Spike in electrical system look for loose ground wire or loose connection that is building excessive resistance (heat)

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In a 1992 Chevy Beretta alternator how many wires should be connected?

There should be one female plug-in and one separate hot wire that is hot anytime the battery is hooked up.

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What starts a car?

The ignition switch completes the circuit of electricity from the battery to the starter that actually turn the engine over and starts it.The ignition switch completes the circuit of electricity from the battery to the starter that actually turn the engine over and starts it. The ignition switch...

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Could having the alternator wires hooked up wrong cause it to over charge?

No, it wouldn't do that, not to mention most manufacturers try to do something to make the alternator as foolproof as possible, such as different sized ring terminals from the battery positive to the alternator than what's used from the alternator to the ground.If your alternator is overcharging,...

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How do you repair 12 volt dc alternator lucas?

Just purchase a rebuilt one and trade the old one in.

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How do you find out if your car needs a new alternator?

take it to any auto parts store they will test it for free

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You changed the alternator on a 92 Acura Legend But now your car wont start .all the lights come on but car wont start?

well first off honest alternator wouldn't really have anything to do if car doesnt start what i can advise would be check starter that's more than likely it... hmmm hang on whaen u replaced alt? did you put all the wires and clips on correctly because there is a wire that is hooked to starter tha...

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Can you drive a car with a broken femur?

It might be a little painful, but if it's your left leg that's broken you probably can drive an automobile with an automatic transmission.

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How can you tell when an alternator is going bad?

Your alternator will need to put out about 13.5 volts to charge your battry. It will need to over come the voltage of the battery to charge it. Check it with a meter set to DC volts. It may be able to keep up with little draw on it, but not with heater blower and lights on. So check with things o...

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Can a bad starter keep your alternator and battery from charging?

YesFirst if the starter is bad the car will not start, if it will not start it can not charge the battery.If the starter will not work it can mean there is an electrical problem that will also prevent the alternator from charging the batteryThe starter itself CAN NOT CAUSE CHARGING PROBLEMS!The e...

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Can an alternator cause car to stall?

Not usually. The alternator can fail to charge enough, or even fail to charge at all, but usually the battery would carry the load for a day or two. - The answer is to charge your battery completely, over a 24 hour period then check the alternator with a good meter. First check battery voltage wi...

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What would cause an alternator to go bad in less than 1 year?

Mechanically or electrically?T The belt tension was too tight and caused the alt bearings to fail early. You jumped it off with revesed battery ca

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How do you stop a diesel engine that is being motored by alternator?

You stop any engine by taking away fuel, air, or ignition. On a diesel it is usually easier to take away fuel.

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How many diodes will a high output alternator usually contain?

An alternator usually has 6 diodes in a full-wave rectifier for the main current output connected directly to the battery, and also another 3 for the secondary output to the voltage regulator, which feeds DC through slip-rings to the field coil in the rotor.

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94 pontica booneville wouldn't start good alternator?

We need more info. The alternator is necessary, but the starter turns the flywheel to start the engine requiring a good battery. Does the battery turn the engine over, does the engine fire the spark plugs. Is there sufficient gasoline in the tank to start the car? Please give symptoms. Thanks.

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What does the code P0626 mean on an 2008 F250. I just replaced the alternator a few weeks ago?

Possible causes,- Faulty battery- Alternator belt missing or loose - Faulty Alternator - Alternator harness is open or shorted - Alternator circuit poor electrical connection

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How can you tell a 105 amp from a 130 amp alternator in a 2002 Tahoe?

Look at the back of the alternator, particularly the black plastic cover on the back. The black plastic cover on a 105 amp alternator will have a small opening divided into three parts. The 130 amp alternator will have multiple openings.

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How do you trick an alternator into believing it needs to put out more amps?

Give it a bigger copper coil

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How do you loosen tension on drive belt fo the alternator?

There is an automatic tensioner that keeps tension on the belt. THere should be a label in the engine compartment somewhere giving you a diagram of the path of the belt and showing where the tensioner is and which way it turns to loosen the tension. On the 1995 GMC Sierra that I just worked on, I...

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How do you loosen the alternator belt on a Mazda Mx3?

On a Mazda MX-3 (1994) you need to tighten the adjustment bolt that is close to the fire wall. Tightening the bolt loosen the belt - loosening the bolt tightens the belt

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Charging system drops at idle but charges up at high idle what could cause this?

That would be the alternator, voltage rgulator, or even a bad ground. Email [email protected] follow up

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Where is the voltage regulator on a suburu car?

It's probably within the alternator like I've seen on some cars.

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How can I install the Air Condioning Alternator belt for a 1998 Nissan Sentra GXE?

It's kinda a pain in the butt on this car, I know I did it today. First you have to remove the powersteering belt. There is a 12mm tensioner bolt behind the powersteering pump. Before you loosen that one though you have to get under the car and loosen the 14mm bolt in the bottom of the pump and a...

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How do you know what is wrong with your car Honda accord 1993 abs light came on 2 days ago displays shut off came back on after getting gas for 2 days car running ok today car would not start anymore?

ABS stands for Anti-Brake Ststem! Get your brakes checked/serviced. And there is probably another problem with the not starting, so you may have more than 1 problem. http://www.autozone.com/servlet/UiBroker?UseCase=S001&UserAction=viewSimpleDiagInfo&Parameters=info

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How do you tighten an alternator belt on a 2003 murano?

All you do is look for the tension pulley and tighten it, see below

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How do you change the alternator belt on the BMW E30 TD Do I have to remove the grill and radiator?

No, you dont have to remove your radiator or grill. it's REAL simple!! first, you have to remove the a/c belt (if equipt) and the power steering belt... to remove the a/c there are two bolts if i remember correctly, the bottom one is a kinda locking bolt... first you have to loosen the outer bolt...

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Can you drive a car with a broken leg?

If your right leg is broken, no. If your left leg is broken, yes. If you don't think you can, go ahead! It's totally worth a shot and all of your friends will think your cool

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93 Ford Aerostar alternator light is on you had the alternator check and it comes out good what else should you check?

There are times when the alternator will test out fine as far as amp output and voltage output but if your alternator has a weak diode(s) it may trigger the light to go on. I hate to say you should replace the alternator, but your charging system is pretty much self contained in your alternator s...

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When checking alternator on my 1995 linclon mark 8 the voltage runs from 8 volts to 14.3 volts and back down to 8 volts.?

If the engine is idling when you hit 8 V, it's probably ok, but if the regulator cannot maintain 14.3 V, you probably need to either rebuild the alternator or get a new one.

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Could the alternator cause your 1991 Lincoln Town Car to die when the AC is turned on?

Not really. Whenever you switch the lever to A/C, it sends a signal over to the PCM and it in turn not only energizes the A/C clutch, but it also bumps the idle up with the IAC valve because of the additional load placed on the engine. So the problem could become complicated.

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How many motor vehicles in the UK?

There were 31,035,791 motor vehicles on British roads in 2010.Source: SMMT

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Is a car alternator essential?

The alternator is what powers the electronic systems in a car. This includes the ignition system in a petrol engine, as well as the electronic fuel injection system in both modern petrol, and diesel engines. It also provides power to recharge the battery, so that power is available when the engin...

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What is IP-23 Protection of alternator?

it is a standard specifications used for the construction of alternator in india.

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What causes bearing failure?

Failure of bearing may be due to : (1) Over Load (2) High Friction or Low/correct Lubricity (3) High/Low temp. uses (4) Manufacturing defect in alloy (5) Wrong set being used at wrong place

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How much should it cost to relace the alternator in ford f550 2001?

It's a really easy thing to do on your own. As for how much the alternator costs, expect at least $250 for a Motorcraft OEM alternator... specifics depend on which engine you have. The Duralast and other rebuilt alternators would probably cost half to 2/3s as much... labor, you can expect about a...

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How do you know if your alternator is bad in your 1996 Oldsmobile aurora?

A warning light on the dash would illuminate.

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How do you build a bench?

Need to know if it is a park bench or a work bench but either way your local book store or library has many books on that subject that will help you build one step by step.

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How do you change the alternator on a 1998 Chevy Blazer?

1st remove negative battery cable from battery. then remove electrical connectors from alternator with ratchet, rotate tentioner pully to remove belt. (near top/center of belt) remove support bracket and mounting bolts and it's off.

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What would make a Chevy caviler alternator not work?

Electrical one way valves called diodes often go bad in alternators (part of the regulating system). Other causes would be bad field or stator windings...basically a broken wire somewhere in the alternator. Bad bearings...since the thing spins very fast.

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How can you tell if you have a bad alternator in a 1991 Ford Ranger 2.9?

Easiest way is to check the voltage your getting out of it when you have electrical loads on (headlights, radio, blower) If the alternator is faulty the voltage would be low <13v. most alternators put out (13.8-14.2V).It would also be a good Ideal to check the battery as a bad battery can caus...

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Can an alternator make a clicking noise if it is dead?

im not sure but in my 2000 Plymouth neon my alternator has been making squeeking noises in the morning when its cold and just recently its been making a clicking noise as the engine is ruvving down or sometime ruvving up, not sure if that has to do with the alternator

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When to replace Nissan Altima alternator?

When it is no longer able to keep the system charged.Starting with 2001 model, when the car is started, if you see either the battery warning or the battery along with the brakes warnings on, or intermittently flashing on, you need to have your alternator checked. Otherwise, its fine.

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What are the Signs of a bad radiator on a car?

leakcalicium or other deposits plugging or restricting water passagesexteriors fins rottedwhat does sludge mean in my radiator?

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Can you drive a car long distance with a bad alternator after jumping it?

I had a car suddenly stop while I was driving once when I was approximately 30 miles or less from home. Luckily, it stopped right at a car parts store. The man checked the battery and it was okay, so he checked the alternator and it was bad. After he jumped it, he recommended that I go straight h...

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How to install a voltage regulator?

You must realize that you are not going to receive an answer when you do not even list what vehicle you are working on.

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Can a repo man ram your vehicle while you are still in it?

No. You can not be pulled over or forced out of your vehicle during a repossession. It has to, by law, be accomplished "peacably."

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How to removed Toyota Echo alternator the both upper and lower bolts pulled out but alternator never come out?

Most alternator brackets will have moveable bushings (short sections of pipe usually with a slot in them, in one of the engines brackets) that pinch onto the alternators mounting lugs tightly even after the bolts are removed, you should be able to pry the alternator free, tapping on the engines b...

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How do you check if the alternator is working?

Get yourself a mulitmeter, start the car then attach the meter to the battery.If the alternator is working then the meter should say that there is 13.2 to 14.8 Volts. Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES should you remove a battery cable while the engine is running. This could cause you to DESTROY THE COMPUTOR...

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The charging lamp lights up in your 1992 ford explorer you have replaced the alternator and it still isn't charging you also replaced the starter relay and still the system is not charging?

Some Ford models had a external voltage regulator. If yours does, replace it.

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How do you replace alternator on 1986 Nissan 300 zx 3.0 liter 2 2?

Loosen the tension on the belts, unbolt the old one, bolt in the new one, and retighten the belts.

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How long should brakes last on a new car?

depends how long you use them

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Why is alternator on a Ford 400 engine chargeing to 16 volts?

The regulator isn't regulating properly.

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Types of alternators in charging system?

there is the 'Y' type and the 'Delta' type. Delta type alternators are more common due to their high amperage rating and smaller, more compact design

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What would cause the alternator light to come on and off On a 1989 Buick Skyhawk?

A failing alternator with sticky or worn out brushes.

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How do you know if an alternator is bad in a car?

AnswerHey there friend To check if alternator is false or not there is a simple way of doing it without getting to tear entire car and cables apart. Before you do anything loosen the negative cable but so its still connected to batter.Start the vehicle, if cant slave it off and start it, while ve...

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Is alternator on top of are down under car on 2000 dodge stratus?

Under, on the drivers side front of engine. Not an easy one to replace.

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Will the alternator bracket from a 350 Chevy fit a 454?

No it denfinately will not

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Can you use a 160 amp car alternator to run a 100 amp inverter?

160 amps is more than ample to run a 100 amp inverter.. what you need to look at is the required input amperage of the inverter and compare that to what's present in the circuit it's wired/plugged into. In most cases, you should be able to run up to a 400 amp inverter plugged into a 12v outlet, b...

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Can a bad throttle body stop you car from starting?

Any bad component can stop a car from running. Throttle body? probably not.

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How do you replace alternator 1986 Nissan 300 zx 3.0 liter?

Frist disconnect negative battery

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What are alternatives to the car?

To help stop pollution, and save you money, you can try riding a bike, taking public transportation, walking, or reverting society back to the horse and wagon.

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How long does an alternator last?

That depends on a number of factors. On the average, you ought to be annoyed if your alternator goes bad in less than 5 years or 50K miles. The following will cause an alternator to fail quicker:Sometimes, what passes for a failed alternator is simply a bad diode pack. You might be able to swap a...

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What other car's alternator can be used on a 92 Mercury Sable 3.0 engine?

the Ford Taurus is essentially the same car. the 3.0 engine is also used here. stay away from the 3.8 engine found in these cars.

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What does a car alternator do?

An alternator provides electrical power to your automobile when it is running. It recharges the battery, which allows the engine to be turned on. It also provides electricity to run all the electronic features of your car.According to a highest rated answer on a website, a car alternator provides...

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Vw Sharon has newish alternator but it wont charge?

Sharon, Unfortunately there could be MANY reasons. You give little indication of the origin or environment ie.(vehicle) in which it resides. Alternators usually are blamed for failiure when it is simply a wiring connection or other such simplicity. INSIDE the alternator are a set of high power - ...

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What is the main part of a car called?

It could be the engine, body or chassis.

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Alternator Starter parts for Do It Yourself repairs?

Contact your local auto parts store, they will have or can get you the parts needed.

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When having the alternator tested does it have to be still connected to the car?

Some auto parts stores will check it off the vehicle for free

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Can a bad alternator affect dash lights?

Can cause surging and/or flickering

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Where is the voltage regulator on a 1988 formula firebird?

Built into rear of altIt is a module in the alternator.

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How do you replace an alternator in a 2003 rendevous?

Disconnect the NEGATIVE battery cable at battery.

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