Question about 2001 Chevrolet Tracker

1 Answer

My altanater keeps burning out why - 2001 Chevrolet Tracker

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Chevrolet Master
  • 5,537 Answers

Have your battery load tested. As with everything, parts are made cheaper and don't hold up. Alternators are not made to charge at a high load continuously. Alternators are made to charge high and taper to a trickle charge.

If you added more lights, snowplow motor, or any extra Electric stuff, you could easily overload Factory equipment. Check out the internet for high capacity Alternators

One silent demand part is your rear window defroster. It is suppose to be on a timer. It can stress your Alternator if it is stuck in the ON position.

Posted on Oct 19, 2013


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Car wont charge

Here's a link to your charging system,enlarge,your fusible link may be bad ,not letting it charge.

Mar 10, 2013 | 2002 Pontiac Grand Am

1 Answer

Haveing trouble with something draining the battery , have put 4 new batterys in also replaced starter & altanater & belt . thankyou .

Check for brake light switch staying on. Also reading light switches get stuck on. Does your electronic leveling system remain on when the key is turned off? Can you hear the heater blower running when the key is off after the door is opened? The last one may be the blower control module keeping the blower on. It's located under the dash on top of the blower box.

Feb 25, 2013 | 1991 Buick Riviera

1 Answer

Car keeps draining battery won't start. changed starter,battery, battery cables, had altanater tested. parts store said to check groundwires. Where are they located

your ground wire is located at the rear of the motor its a braided flat wire that's bolted to the motor and engine you also might want to look at the fuse panel by pulling all the fuses keep track of what fuse went ware leave them out over night and replace them in the morning and see if that works if it does start checking each one to see if it is drawing power with a test meter proses of elimination

Apr 22, 2011 | Pontiac Grand Prix Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Im fixing a 2001 pt crusier ive changed altanater the belt surpintine belt and the computer and its still not charging the battery ive had the altanater tested its good its just not getting charge so i...

check the battery. it may not be holding a charge!! at battery with car off it should read at least 13 volts, with it running at battery it should read 14 or a bit higher. have a good day!! check the engine and battery grounds also.

Oct 29, 2010 | 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

3 Answers

Wat would make my altanater light come on and my car die if i donne checked tha batterie and the altanater?wat elese could it be

Well depending on how you checked them could matter. If you just checked to see if the wires were on good, than you need to do more, take a multi-meter and check if your altenator is putting out the correct voltage and amperage, then check the battery and do the same. Both are reading correctly then check your grounds

Feb 01, 2010 | 1995 Toyota Paseo

1 Answer

For the altanater which wire goes where?

there should be a bolt in the back were you can screw the wire in

Dec 25, 2009 | 1987 Dodge Dakota

1 Answer

Driving down interstate battery light came on then the radio quit playing. van finally stopped and will not start. battery dead

altanater/110$ at advance auto parts/not a big job for hubby or boy frind or even you.

Dec 12, 2009 | 2003 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

How do you tighten an altanater belt on 1999 20 laguna

There should be a locknut that you loosen first. After that there's a tensioner that you tighten.

Sep 09, 2009 | 2000 Renault 181

1 Answer


you will need to test this to be sure if its not charging then take it out and have it tested for free at autozone and get the replacement parts there also.
have the new one tested as well.
put a 12 volt test meter on the battery with the engine off.
take reading
then check reading with engine running .
take new reading.
if there the same the alt is bad.
volt should be be low 12 volts when off and should be above 12 volts when on.

keep me posted.

Jul 29, 2009 | 1987 Acura Legend

1 Answer

Wont start

its the starter replace it and theres not enough power goin to the starter from the battery

Oct 22, 2008 | 1990 Geo Prizm

Not finding what you are looking for?
2001 Chevrolet Tracker Logo

80 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts


Level 3 Expert

76682 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8531 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides