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Wher is the alternator in a 1991 corolla and how do i chnage the

I recently put in a new battery and a new starter to my 1991 corolla. . Now I get a clicking sound when i tryt o start the car. it must be teh alternator or the belt itself. where is is in teh car? how *** i replace or tighten the belt or if need be the alternator itself? maybe it is jsut the wiring?

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  • maddy4paws Dec 10, 2008

    hi. i get many clicks. also the dome lite and door dinging sound are ok. thanks for asking. what do you think??

  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    Many clicks indicates a weak battery (new or otherwise), OR poor battery connections on the cables that attach to the battery. Are you sure that the terminals that connect to the battery are real clean, and properly tight?

  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    What type of clicking noise are you getting?

    Many clicks when starting, or just one click per start try?



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Not the alternator if you get one click most likely low voltage to the start pin. if you get a click click click with one turn of the switch its the battery or bad connection

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