Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Alternator making noise

asked by on

The alternator is making noise. I have changed the battery several times, but after some time, the battery doesn't charge.

The charging system would need to be checked to see if it is charging, or killing the battery; the alternator is most likely the cause. I recommend that you have a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come by and diagnose the cause of your battery not holding a charge.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Howling noise coming from car

If there is a howling sound that comes on when a fan is turned on, then that may be a sign of a potential problem with the fan. Perhaps the fan's bearing has become worn, or the blades have somehow...

Q: my car heater gets warm but not hot.the car temp.is fine but i need more heat for the winter.does it sound like i need a new therm

It is possible that the thermostat is stuck open. When this happens, the engine can run much cooler than it is intended to. Running "too cool" can effect fuel mileage, emissions, and heater output. Most modern engines operate around or...

Q: i have a 03 pontaic grand prix and i changed the heater core and it stoped running what should i do

I would recommend retracing your steps to see if anything was installed incorrectly. It is also possible that the heater core was not the cause of the original issue. If you are in doubt about this repair I would recommend...

Related articles

How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.