How do you know if you have a bad alternator?

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asked Apr 4, 2018 in Other-Cars/Transportation by laminarclutch (300 points)
How do you know if you have a bad alternator?

What are the symptoms of a bad alternator on a car or other vehicle?

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answered Apr 6, 2018 by Oliphant (6,990 points)
An easy test you can do at home to test if your alternator is bad is by opening the hood and then starting the car.

While the cars engine is running remove the negative battery cable and if the car stalls or dies then you likely have a bad alternator and will need to replace the alternator.

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