My 2001 Ford Taurus has a whining coming from the alternator, is this an early warning sign to replace the alternator?

85

Asked by Jul 18, 2012 at 09:23 PM about the 2001 Ford Taurus SES

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2001 Ford Taurus has a whining coming from the alternator, is this an early warning sign to replace the alternator?

2 Answers

275,065

Are you sure it's the alternator? If so, then yes, the pulley bearing is beginning to fail. You can rebuild the alternator to replace it, but if your going to all that trouble to remove it, it's best to replace the whole unit.

85

Thanks Tom, I'm planning just to replace it the whole unit.

Your Answer

Ford Taurus Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,380
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    2,040
  • #3
    lightGear
    Reputation
    1,990
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
498 Great Deals out of 32,299 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Explorer
1,054 Great Deals out of 67,839 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Mustang
337 Great Deals out of 42,046 listings starting at $1,488
Used Ford F-150
2,951 Great Deals out of 229,855 listings starting at $1,300
Used Honda Accord
802 Great Deals out of 87,619 listings starting at $1,444
Used Chevrolet Malibu
992 Great Deals out of 53,775 listings starting at $1,250
Used Toyota Camry
1,060 Great Deals out of 76,430 listings starting at $1,100
Used Ford Focus
597 Great Deals out of 69,394 listings starting at $1,750
Used Nissan Maxima
317 Great Deals out of 20,575 listings starting at $1,175
Used Ford Escape
1,144 Great Deals out of 106,468 listings starting at $700

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Taurus For Sale
4,497 listings starting at $14,233
2017 Ford Taurus For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 1,989 listings starting at $16,499
2016 Ford Taurus For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 977 listings starting at $10,995
2015 Ford Taurus For Sale
49 Great Deals out of 1,743 listings starting at $8,500
2014 Ford Taurus For Sale
33 Great Deals out of 950 listings starting at $5,900

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.