Question about Hyundai Elantra
My daughter in laws car had a dead battery, I replaced the battery and had the alternator checked at a parts house. They said the alternator was okay but the printout they gave showed zero volts from the alternator and the car stalls if I disconnect the battery. I wonder if there is a fuse or fusible link since the car is only 5 years old it seems unlikely the alternator would fail. A rebuilt alternator is 170 dollars and I'd hate to replace it and have the same problem.
Is the regulator built into the Alternator on this vehicle??
If the regulator is messed up - it can keep the alternator from producing output. I am not familiar with this particular vehicle.
Airframe and PowerPlant mechanic. I am familiar with principles, and how stuff works... Clarify with the 'parts house' what they mean by the alternator being OK - while producing 0 output. A lot of vehicles now have the regulator built into the Alternator...
A Hanes or Chilton's book would probably be able to help, and since the car is only 5 years old - see if you can pick up a Factory Repair Manual, and diagnosis troubleshooting flow chart. These items are worth gold in fixing specific vehicles.
You could also subscribe to: alldatadiy.com This is another technical resource base. Hope this helps.
And: Yes, there are fuses. A fusible link would probably mean the car wouldn't run, and/or a direct bad short. A fuse could have inadvertently blown - look around. Get a book. Electrical stuff needs a roadmap.
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