Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: North Liberty, IN
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Truck Eating Alternators
My truck seems to have an appetite for alternators as of late. I have replaced 2 of them in the past 3 months, and the dreaded squeak is coming back. It's a warrantied part, so the cost is not killing me, and although I'm getting good at changing 'em quick, this is ridiculous. Any idea what could be causing this? My original problem started when my converter started random lock-unlock, so I took the truck to the tranny shop that built my trans. I was told the APPS signal was spiking, so I adjusted that properly, and the problem persisted. Knowing the RF interference was most likely an issue, I replaced the alternator, and all was well. For about three weeks. The trans problem is completly cured, but the truck is still consuming alternators. This one has been on there now for about 9 weeks, and is starting to squeak also. What am I missing? Belt and tensioner are also new parts.
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