So I just bought a Hyundai Tiburon and 2 days later both headlights blew, so we checked the volts it was charging my battery at 17. My alternator is shot so how long can a alternator be going before this stuff starts happening? And can Hyundai Accent 2001 be good for parts for the engine. Thanks
Alternators and other parts can fail at any time, Most alternators last around 120K miles. The accent uses a different sized engine than the Tiburon, so No on the parts swapping.
It sounds like it's a short or surge problem. Your problem may be more than just the alternator. Generally whenever you have an alternator problem the lights don't blow. I would definitely have the car checked out. If it needs a new alternator you may be experiencing these problems even after you change it out unless the short is actually on the alternator. Hopefully you bought it from a dealership and the problems are covered under some type of warranty. Alternators are funny, there's not really a timeline on when they can go out. I would start there and if the problem continues you may have to have the whole entire electrical system checked out!
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