Q: Car is making noises from an unknown source. Possible alternator problem?

asked by on

How can i tell exactly where it is coming from. No real symptoms

My car has 111000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Remove the belt and check for noise. If the noise is gone, rotate the components that are associated with the belt. Check for smooth operation and noise. Noise that persists with the belt off could originate from inside the engine. If you’d like, a certified YourMechanic technician can come to your location to perform this inspection.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Car is making noises from an unknown source. Possible alternator problem?

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: Squeak/screech noise, burning smell

This may very well be related to the catalytic converter in your car. As you know, the catalytic converter is responsible for converting toxic combustion gases into less harmful gases to be dispelled into the atmosphere via your car's exhaust...

Q: My engine seems to rev while in park but stutters when I shift the gear shaft to park, it is a 2000 suburbu outback and, what coul

This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear, making turns (which makes use of the power steering pressure switch) turning on...

Q: Clicking under car when accelerating

The sound you're describing sounds a lot like an issue with your wheel bearings. This type of damage is very common on Outbacks, especially if you enjoy light off-road driving in the mountains or hills. You indicated that you...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...