What is a Alternator?

The Alternator is part of the car Electrics system. We have 4 associated problem symptoms connected to it.

We also have 1045 owner problems that mention it.

What problems can be caused by a faulty Alternator?
1045 problems that mention the Alternator

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Speed control isnt working

automatic speed control ceased to work working fine then just stopped could this be a fuse problem a car was and still is working fine

2006 Ford Mondeo petrol auto estate
Posted: Oct 20, 2021
Warning lights problem.

My oil level early warning light (the orange one), the no charge, light, the A/T temp and fuel filter warning lights all came on together while engine was running. The garage says the alternator isn'...

2003 Mitsubishi Shogun 3.2 DiD
Posted: Oct 19, 2021
Speed control isnt working

whilst driving on a roads always pressed the steering wheel buttons to engage auto cruise but it is not working anymoresome say it could be a fuse what should i look for

2005 Ford Mondeo 2000auto estate
Posted: Oct 15, 2021
Ignition does not work

Hi there My Turn Signal Indicator Light Stalk switch break, I have both a second hand one, I took the old one and fit the one I both, after that, the ligths, the indicators don’t come on, al the lig...

2017 Vauxhall Vivaro 1.6 diesel
Posted: Oct 6, 2021
Parked up, no problems whatsoever. Came out of shop, no power.

Parked up, came out of store. Put shipping in car, locked doors and went to ATM. Returned to car and car would not start. Power appears dead.

2013 Vauxhall Insignia 1.8
Posted: Oct 3, 2021
Engine won’t start

Sometimes car will start and sometimes looks like battery flat but new battery fitted and still intermittent problem.

2016 Citroen C4 1.6 hdi
Posted: Oct 2, 2021
Battery light stuck on,remote won't open doors,

Battery light on central locking locks but it won't unlock on remote Air bag light on boot will not ooen Battery runs flat New battery a alternator fitted but problem still exists also had ecu checke...

2011 Vauxhall Meriva 1.75
Posted: Oct 1, 2021
Car will not start.

Leave the car for a long period say overnight, come to star it the following morning and battery completely dead no power not even to turn the engine just a click noise. Jump start the car and every t...

2006 Toyota Avensis 1794
Posted: Oct 1, 2021
Dashboard lights going haywire whilst being driven

Being driven at normal road speeds (30mph) dash lights go crazy, speedo shows speeds in excess of 80mph. Happens for several seconds before all return to normal

2010 Mazda 2 1.3 TS
Posted: Sep 27, 2021
Just not turning when switched on and fan running

not turning when switched on and radiator fan running,low battery indicator showing

2010 Renault Clio clio tce
Posted: Sep 22, 2021
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