4 Alternators...Could Ray be wrong?...:)


#1

Hello there…first of all, going out on a limb here…RAY IS…UH… WRONG!..:)…(sorry Ray, but after hearing that the alternators came from so many different places, what can I say!) I also had the same thing happen to me (burned out alternator after alternator) and it turned out to be a defective battery…altho the battery tested fine, as soon as I changed it the problem went away…this after (you can imagine) many months of extreme frustration (I changed the alternators myself in a toyota van, which is not the easiest thing to do!) and dealing with parts store counterpeople who were quite reluctant to give me yet another “new” alternator…good luck!..david


#2

Wrong forum. You should post this in “Second Opinion” forum. Perhaps a mod will do it for you.


#3

I’d like to know how your battery was tested so that its problem was missed. There are several way to test a battery and charging system; a few examples as follows:

  1. Voltage when fully charged with engine running.
  2. Voltage after resting after several hours.
  3. Load tested with a portable load tester.
  4. Voltage with starter motor running.
  5. Voltage at idle with headlights on.

There are more things to try, I am sure. How was your particular battery tested?