What makes my car eat alternators and battery's?

Asked by Oct 30, 2012 at 07:04 PM about the 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Replaced several batteries for bad and 3
alternators in 2 years? Idle issues just
before alternator goes... Low or in constant
idle....

2 Answers

55

is your car a turbo or non turbo for starters the grounding in the cars are horrible its an underrated alternator at 65 amps however napa sells a 90 amp but its almost 400 bucks and if its a turbo model with the heat shields removed its only inchs away from the exhaust

7,105

Above is right too, could also be a pcm problem not switching fields running full charge all the time.

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