Battery damaged via overcharging alternator

5

Asked by May 17, 2016 at 07:50 PM about the 2005 Pontiac Montana SV6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The alternator I bought from an auto parts
store overcharged the battery. Thankful
that  I was able to exchanged alternator via
the life time warranty. However, the
overcharging alternator ruined the battery.
Is there compensation for having to buy a
new battery?

4 Answers

49,345

You should have checked the voltage output on the bad alternator in my opinion. I think it's on you and not the parts store.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
5

Hmmm... On me?! The Mechanic did check that and gave me a number. I'll have to ask him again. what difference would that make?

49,345

Good mechanic always checks the output voltage when replacing an alternator. If he didn't and the alternator was bad when it was installed, I would think he owes you a battery not the parts store.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
5

It was a lifetime warranty alternator that went out a year after installation. So maybe the voltage output was good at the time?

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Montana SV6

Looking for a Used Montana SV6 in your area?

CarGurus has 154 nationwide Montana SV6 listings starting at $4,950.

ZIP:

Search Pontiac Montana SV6 Questions

Pontiac Montana SV6 Experts

#1 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 380
#2 SteGenCountryboy
SteGenCountryboy
Reputation 260
#3 hacksaw77864
hacksaw77864
Reputation 140
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Uplander
842 listings starting at $3,350
Used Pontiac Montana
3 Great Deals out of 304 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Grand Caravan
153 Great Deals out of 24,922 listings starting at $2,000
Used Ford Escape
1,287 Great Deals out of 84,014 listings starting at $995
Used Honda Odyssey
237 Great Deals out of 19,543 listings starting at $1,495
Used Buick Terraza
4 Great Deals out of 203 listings starting at $1,795
Used Toyota Sienna
239 Great Deals out of 28,341 listings starting at $2,180
Used Honda CR-V
954 Great Deals out of 56,333 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Venture
406 listings starting at $1,700
Used Honda Pilot
396 Great Deals out of 23,199 listings starting at $995
Used Pontiac Torrent
18 Great Deals out of 703 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Suburban
276 Great Deals out of 19,214 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Impala
556 Great Deals out of 35,581 listings starting at $899
Used Toyota Camry
1,203 Great Deals out of 83,221 listings starting at $750
Used Honda Civic
824 Great Deals out of 83,792 listings starting at $750

Used Cars For Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.