Would installing a battery thats too big overwork your alternator ?

Adrian Vasquez
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Asked by Adrian Apr 20, 2013 at 01:45 AM about the 1999 Ford Escort 4 Dr SE Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Bought a rebuilt battery to replace my old rebuilt battery which lasted me 3 years . Only difference was they didnt have my size . The battery is about an inch too big for the tray and it sits on a small angle due to it being to wide for battery tray , the terminal post go on fine though , My battery light is on  , would the battery being too big for my car cause this ?

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tenspeed
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No. A larger battery would give you more power for starting. A battery light usually mean the alternator has stopped working.

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judge_roy
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no, but a dead alternator would mean a dead battery, regardless of size-

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judge_roy
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as far as overwork? a 50 amp alternator can put out 50 amps...there's no "overwork"~

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