How to tell if your alternator is going bad

How to tell if your alternator is going bad

Here are a few keys to look out for when you suspect an alternator is going bad

1. Headlight dimming on the is a sign of a failing alternator

2. Flickering gauges and dash light coming on periodically

3. Slow cranking on start up

4. Headlight dimming after jumping a dead car

5. With the engine running, remove the positive cable of the battery, and if the car dies the alternator fails to do its job

6. Growling or screeching sound

7. If the alternator is seized, be sure to look for shredded belt


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