FEOA Forums banner
1 - 2 of 2 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Everytime I replace the Alternator in my 91 Tracer 1.9 SOHC it burns out as soon as I hook it up/start the car. I have check the wires and everything looks ok. Do anyone have an idea whaat it could be.

Some told me the strater my be causing the problem. Is there any truth to this.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
874 Posts
Well considering the starter is only engaged and draws current straight from the battery for a second and a half and the alternator at that time isn´t spinning fast enough to do any charging at that time, I don´t se how the starer itself could destroy an alternator. However a severly coroded battery cable can kill analternator really quick as I learned on my Siter-in-laws Chevy (Pronounced Shity) S-10. I don´t know who you source of information is, but if it´s a parts store person, he might just be out to sell extra parts. Also MAKE DOUBLE SURE HE GIVES YOU THE RIGHT ALTERNATOR FOR YOUR CAR. I was going through an alternator a month until I double checked the aplication description on the computer screen and had the part number they were giving me listed as for a Non-A/C vehicle. So every time I´d turn on my A/C, which is everyday from March to November here in Phoenix, I was overloading my alternator cuz they gave me th wrong part number. I did however get really good at changing them out. If NASCAR had a pit crew position for alternator changer, I´d be their #1 choice
 
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
Top