alternator

senergysolar
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Asked by senergysolar Oct 02, 2012 at 07:14 PM about the Jeep Comanche

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

can a bad alternator keep the engine from getting spark and cranking

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NVSmith
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rdautogallery is correct. My car was dying in the middle of the night, lights getting dimmer, etc. so I pulled off to the side of the road until daylight. It turned out is was a loose fanbelt. I tightened everthing up and fortunately there was enough juice left to get started. Without the alternator the car will not run. At least with a generator the car can be push started; not so with an alternator. Check the fan belt first then remove the alternator and battery and go to a major auto parts dealer. Most will check the alternator and check/recharge the battery for free. Check and tighten all connections; I once had a connection to the alternator post that was falling apart but the problem was hidden by insulation.

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