alternator question

LXCivic95

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My alternator makes a really weird noise like medal is rattling in my alternator and its really bad in its cold and when you put the car in reverse or in drive also when you turn on the headlights or roll up or down the windows. Any suggestions on what you might thing is going on?
 

SGGilmo

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Could be alot of things. Screw came out inside of it. Rock stuck in there. A chunk of one of the brushes broke off. Bearing blew apart. You really wont know until you take it apart.
 


Decipher

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Could also be a bad bearing.

Edit: Oops, I didn't see bearing was mentioned above by SGGilmo. Any way, that's most likely what it is. How old is the alternator?
 

Cobl18

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mne made that kind of sound when the bottom bolt had fallen out and it was metal on metal vibrating on the bracket holding it on.
 





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