Got a humming/whining noice from my 95 Blazer when i accelerate. Local
mechanic used a stetoscop on the alternator blaming it to be a bearing.
What should I do about this? Replace the thing? Get it repaired or just
drive on and see what happans?
Is this a normal problem? Milage is about 100k miles.
Yes, normal service life of an alternator. (100k is pretty good)
Eventually the bearing will fail (stranding you?). I would get a replacement.
For your year I
believe rebuilt is the only option, Unless you can wait for the rebuilder to do
the one you have.
My alternator failures have been ugly events. The alt dies, the engine sucks
the battery dry, then all systems go down hard - the steering gets weird, no
engine, no brake lites, no signals, no headlights, no nothing.....extremely
disconcerting when it happens in the middle lane of I-95 ... dangerous, even...
Thanx for all advice! Will get the thing replaced ASAP.
A couple of weeks ago i installed a extra amp for my stereo. Nothing
extreme, just a ordinary amp. I also had to replace the batteryconnector
with a standard matching bolt og connect my positive cable to the battery.
As far as I can judge the connection is fine.
Could this in any way be related to my failing alternator?
What do you guys do when you have to connect a extra cable to the battery?
If the bearing locks up it'll smoke the belt and when it goes? you can end
up with a lot more problems and possibly be stranded. most of the time the
same belt drives your water pump. just get another AC-Delco GM alternator
and be on the safe side.
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