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IS SPARK supposed to be noticeable from the out side of a alternator looking in


IeyezalillowI
01-24-2012, 02:37 PM
IS SPARK supposed to be noticeable from the out side of a alternator looking in ... i was driving home and my amps droped and my batt light came on . then all of a sudden i heard a tick sound and the amps came back up . looked around and noticed that i could see spark inside my alternator

pkrieter
01-25-2012, 12:35 PM
Sounds like your brushes have reached the end of their lifespan. Time for a new alternator.

tempfixit
01-25-2012, 07:55 PM
Sounds like your brushes have reached the end of their lifespan. Time for a new alternator.

See if you can find a new set of brushes and bearings. Check with your local alternater, starter repair shop, they can go thru your alternator for lots cheaper than a rebuilt from parts store.

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