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Question DetailsAsked on 2/1/2018

Is there someone that can come to my home to change my alternator?

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Here is a previous similar question with answer - though I am a bit surprised that if you can tell the alternator is bad (unless it visibly smoked or the bearings are noisy) that you cannot change it out yourself.

But if the battery is just not charging, could be alternator, voltage regulator, bad wire connection, blown in-line or fuse box fuse, or open circuit in the charging circuit connector, or bad battery (especially if it froze while at low charge).

If car is running OK once it starts, but battery is dying while sitting, could well be old or damaged battery, or a battery drain from something staying on - even something as simple as a glovebox light or an interior light staying on because the door switch has failed or the door is not closing all the way.

Answered 2 years ago by LCD

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