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Very hot alternator after just replacing and a high pitch squeel

This morning my car wouldnt start so we replaced the alternator, after concluding this was the problem. Now the alternator is very hot to the touch and the car is now making a very high pitched squeel. The water pump was recently replaced as well so this is not the culprit.

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    Thank you for the reply. I will try this.

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THE ALTERNATOR CAN GO OUT DUE TO A WEAK OR BAD BATTERY CAUSING IT TO OVERCHARGE TRYING TO KEEP UP WITH DEMAND ON THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM. IT WILL HAVE A HIGH PITCH NOISE WHILE CHARGING AT A HIGH RATE AND FINALLY IT TO WILL GO BAD.

HAVE THE BATTERY TESTED AND CHECK THE CHARGE RATE AT THE ALTERNATOR AND AT THE BATTERY.

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