Q: Where is my alternator located

asked by on December 20, 2016

Where is my alternator located

My car has 160000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello there, the alternator for your 2006 Porsche Cayenne Turbo is located on the front of the engine along the serpentine belt path. Replacing the alternator is a extensive job best left to the professionals as it required the removal of many different components such as turbo piping and coolant lines. A qualified Technician such as one from YourMechanic will be able to diagnose any replace your alternator to restore proper operation to your vehicle.

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