Would installing a battery thats too big overwork your alternator ?

Adrian Patterson
0

Asked by Apr 20, 2013 at 01:45 AM about the 1999 Ford Escort 4 Dr SE Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Bought a rebuilt battery to replace my old rebuilt battery which lasted me 3 years . Only difference was they didnt have my size . The battery is about an inch too big for the tray and it sits on a small angle due to it being to wide for battery tray , the terminal post go on fine though , My battery light is on  , would the battery being too big for my car cause this ?

3 Answers

tenspeed
85,935

No. A larger battery would give you more power for starting. A battery light usually mean the alternator has stopped working.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.

no, but a dead alternator would mean a dead battery, regardless of size-

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

as far as overwork? a 50 amp alternator can put out 50 amps...there's no "overwork"~

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Escort

Looking for a Used Escort in your area?

CarGurus has 550 nationwide Escort listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Search Ford Escort Questions

Ford Escort Experts

#1 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 1,020
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 890
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 780
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Focus"
845 Great Deals out of 59,122 listings starting at $500
Used Honda Civic"
857 Great Deals out of 53,056 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Mustang"
705 Great Deals out of 41,889 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Explorer"
932 Great Deals out of 63,906 listings starting at $995
Used Ford F-150"
2,579 Great Deals out of 195,438 listings starting at $1,295
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,146 Great Deals out of 66,719 listings starting at $1,295
Used Ford Taurus"
322 Great Deals out of 19,660 listings starting at $990
Used Honda Accord"
1,129 Great Deals out of 73,140 listings starting at $1,400
Used Chevrolet Cavalier"
1,621 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Fiesta"
184 Great Deals out of 19,381 listings starting at $2,995
Used Ford Ranger"
246 Great Deals out of 7,563 listings starting at $900
Used Toyota Camry"
1,537 Great Deals out of 88,204 listings starting at $695

Used Cars For Sale