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

52,075

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?

52,075

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

Montana SV6

Looking for a Used Montana SV6 in your area?

CarGurus has 140 nationwide Montana SV6 listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Pontiac Montana SV6 Experts

  • #1
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    380
  • #2
    SteGenCountryboy
    Reputation
    270
  • #3
    hacksaw77864
    Reputation
    160
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Montana
277 listings starting at $1,950
Used Chevrolet Uplander
827 listings starting at $2,499
Used Honda Odyssey
335 Great Deals out of 24,154 listings starting at $950
Used Dodge Grand Caravan
208 Great Deals out of 27,202 listings starting at $1,750
Used Chrysler Town & Country
241 Great Deals out of 14,147 listings starting at $1,998
Used Pontiac GTO
11 Great Deals out of 475 listings starting at $5,995
Used Toyota Sienna
304 Great Deals out of 26,682 listings starting at $1,975
Used Ford Mustang
728 Great Deals out of 38,316 listings starting at $895
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,122 Great Deals out of 71,719 listings starting at $1,995
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
29 Great Deals out of 2,739 listings starting at $1,500
Used Pontiac G6
54 Great Deals out of 3,935 listings starting at $1,295

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.