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Alternator can you buy a bad brand new alternator ?

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I believe so but most outlets will replace the diodes and sell it off as a refurbished unit - they usually clean it up and keep your old one as a trade in.

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crankshaft position sensor is not related to alternator. CPS is part of engine control while alternator is charging system.

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The alternator is charging the battery.
They work together. Did you replace it yourself or by a car mechanic? Is the belt OK? How do you know the alternator is bad? I'm so sorry, but this is just not enough info, I'd be very happy to help you, but I'd need a bit more info.

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Suzuki Swift 2008 continually blows globes

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the Alternator , has a bad regulator, get a new alternator.
it will fail, in the store, test, ASK THEM to test it.
its putting out 18 to 20 volts and will blow up the ECU/PCM and radio
of you dont stop and fix that now.
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Battery will not stay charged

Even brand new batteries are bad from the factory. When buying a new one, (which you should always do), have the place selling it/ installing it, test it first. Batteries go dead for a number of reasons: Bad Alternator. many parts stores test them for free. If you need a new one MAKE SURE THEY TEST IT BEFORE YOU WALK OUT THE DOOR WITH IT! I do this ever single time. One of my friends got two bad alternators in a row!
Another problem may be a worn belt, just because its on there does not mean its doing its job.
You might also have a broken wire or even one or both of the battery cables may not be tight. Simply try moving the cables buy hand if one or both are loose them tighen them. Be carefull not to over tighten, you don't want to strip out the bolts, bolt holes.
If the battery is going dead over night, check to make sure there is not light being left on for example: glove box, trunk, dome, hood, or any other.

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I bought a 2001 Santa Fe a month ago. Since then we have replaced the alternator twice. Could there be something else causing the alternator to go bad? The battery is brand new as well.

alternators are electric motors in reverse basically,only a couple of things to go wrong,bearings and internal wiring(brushes)as you dont say what the problem was,and when i worked for hyundai they rarely went,so i am loathe to guess......did you buy new parts or from a dismantler?????? i dont know.....

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