Where is the alternator on my 2006 Toyota Corolla?
Triple A was already here and we determined that the alternator is no good. The battery was dead, he gave it a jump and it ran for a few minutes. When I turned on the headlights, it died. I have a friend who says that he can fix it in 30 minutes if it is on top and easy to get to. Otherwise, it will take a jack and 4 hours worth of work. I am trying to find out where the alternator is located so I can decide if this is the worth the trouble today or if I can just wait until tomorrow to have it towed to the dealership for repairs.
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If the battery has been overcharged then the cells will be damaged . Have a load test done on the battery to confirm failure and if so then get a new battery.. have the alternator checked at the same time because there is a possibility that the regulator in the alternator has been also damaged allowing over charging of the battery. By having incorrectly connected the jumper leads then you may have also damaged the cpu unit of the engine management box. Best have an autro electrician look at it .
it may be your alternator that is draining your battery and causing problems. I have replaced my alternator two years in a row on my 2003 Corolla...also having other electrical problems with the radio and cd player. I have been reading where this is a common problem :(
Car batteries are very powerful. It's not uncommon for lights and radios to work eventhough the battery is too weak to turn over the engine.
I would try to find someone to give you a jump start. This would atleast help determine if the battery/charging system is the problem.
If it does jump start, let it idle for 10 minutes or so, then turn the engine off and try to start without a jump start. If it does start that would mean that the alternator is working properly. But, if it doesn't start you could have a bad alternator.
If you are able to get the car to a parts place most of them offer a free diagnostic test on batteries and alternators.
I'm dealing with the exact same issue on a 2000 Solara. From the internet research I've done so far I've learned that the P0135 code indicates a failure of the heating circuit in the O2 sensor. If you've already replaced the O2 sensor (as I have) and still get the code, chances are that the problem lies in the wiring between the EFI controller and the O2 sensor, or with the ECM (engine computer) itself. There is a diagnostic procedure to determine the cause, but it's not for the average do-it-yourself mechanic. If you're uncomfortable with in-depth diagnostics, you may want to pass this along to a Toyota technician. Good luck.
The procedure to replace alternator is as follows:--
1) Determine which alternator your Toyota Corolla needs. Be sure the new alternator is compatible with your Corolla's engine.2) Disconnect the negative battery cable with a socket wrench. Remove the gravel shield if you need to access the alternator from under the car. Remove the electrical connector and unfasten the retaining nut on the alternator terminal with a socket wrench. This allows you to remove the battery terminal wire. 3) Remove the drive belt. Unfasten the two mounting bolts on the alternator with a socket wrench and take the alternator off the vehicle. 4) Install the new alternator assembly. Use a torque wrench to tighten the smaller mounting bolt to 18 foot-lb. and the larger one to 40 foot-lb. 5) Connect the electrical harness and battery terminal wire to the alternator and fasten the retaining nut to the alternator terminal with a socket wrench. Thanks. keep updated for any more
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Sounds like your alternator is letting go, because your battery is not charging, and this would mean that you could probably just make it home before the juice runs out. Get your alternator checked out, if your car has 50k, this should be under warranty, otherwise could cost hundreds to replace/repair.
It might leave you stranded. Because without the alternator. which I think is your problem your battery will run down in a very short time. Even if you had a new battery.Check the belt first as Toyota Ed suggested. If it's good, and not broken. Replace the alternator and if you have to, the battery also. One could affect the other.