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New alt. installed 1 week ago. stopped charging today. No alt. light on.When the first alt.quit the alt. light came on.could there be something else burning out these alternaters. 2001 elantra. thanks. Barry.

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Yes if the battery is low it will make the alternator work harder and burn it up

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