Alternator overproduces power above roughly 5,000 RPM, how badly do I need to replace it? Worst case scenario?

Tim Man

Asked by Jun 21, 2016 at 11:25 AM about the 2000 Nissan Maxima SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2000 nissan Maxima, 165,000 miles
Bought a used alternator around 150,000 miles

Basically pretty much only when I floor it (which is more often than your
average driver for me haha) any electronics will go overboard for anywhere
from a half-second to about two seconds tops. This includes the fans
blowing harder, and the lights getting brighter mainly, and two lights will
come on in the dash. It is fairly reproduce-able and not random. Could the
ECU crash eventually?? : /

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