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

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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?

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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.

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

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