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Alternator in 1987 toyota corolla

I recently had my car break down and i assumed it was either the battery or the alternator, so i replaced the battery only to find out that it was probably the alternator. Is this a problem that i can fix?

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    I just put a brand new alternator on mine as well as checked all the wires. Everything seems fine but it still does not charge the battery.



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The alternator is there to support the electrical loads of the vehicle plus recharge the battery after starting. To be sure you can identify the problem you will need a voltmeter (multimeter) Check the battery voltage with the engine switched off - you will see 12.0 to 12.6 volts depending on the state of charge. Start your engine and the voltage at the battery should go to about 14.2 volts. If it does, the alternator is charging the battery. If the voltage stays unchanged you have an alternator problem. Check drive belt and wiring at the back of the alternator - If all OK you will need to remove the alternator and replace it or have it repaired. span.jajahWrapper { font-size:1em; color:#B11196; text-decoration:underline; } a.jajahLink { color:#000000; text-decoration:none; } span.jajahInLink:hover { background-color:#B11196; }

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