Alternator


Is your battery light on or is there a Squeak from the engine?

This could be an alternator fault.

Has your vehicle got a squealing noise as a result of a slipping belt? Consequently causing the battery to go flat. Autoexperts Medway in Gillingham is the local garage that can replace your vehicles alternator or auxiliary drive belt.

The Alternator:

The alternator is rotated by a drive belt driven by the crankshaft of the engine. If this belt is slipping it can make a squeal or squeaking noise and may cause the battery light to come on.

The alternator pulley wheel can be seen on the outside of the casing and is attached to a rotor inside. The rotating internal rotor creates a magnetic field as it rotates. Should the pulley wheel become faulty it could make a noise and allow the belt to become loose and consequently cause the battery to go flat.

How It Works:

The diodes convert the alternating current to direct current suitable for charging the battery. An alternator has three internal charging circuits. Each circuit has its own individual diode controlling the transfer of current from AC to DC. Loosing one circuit may cause the battery light to come on meaning that the alternator is not charging the battery enough. Should this happen turning off non essential appliances may be enough to help rectify the fault until you can get it replaced.

A voltage regulator prevents overcharging of the battery. If your battery warning light is shining this could mean your alternator is not charging. As a result your engine may be slow to turn over. Similarly if your car engine appears to jam or simply click. It could be that your vehicles starter motor or solenoid needs replacing.

Why Choose Auto Experts Medway?

Call Autoexperts Medway in Gillingham we have established a superb reputation for high quality vehicle repair services. Refer to our testimonials from our customers from Chatham, Gillingham and Rochester on our testimonial page.

Has your vehicle developed a lighting fault or has a bulb failure light appeared on your dash board? Electrical faults can be problematic. Book you vehicle in and let our technicians find the fault for you from our Medway workshop in Gillingham.

Has your vehicle got an engine warning sign illuminated? This can come on for many reasons and leave a fault code in the ECU memory. We can retrieve this code which will help to diagnose the fault.

So from just a simple fault code read or a full diagnostic check Autoexperts Medway from Gillingham is the garage to use for all your vehicles electrical problems.

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