Can fuse cause alternator problems?
Faulty fuse Fuses blow up due to a power surge, or they wear out. When this happens, the current will stop flowing from the alternator. The solution is to check your car’s manual for the particular fuse that controls the alternator and replace it.
Why would a new alternator not work?
This means that you could have a weak alternator, or a poor connection at the battery terminals. You could also have a loose drive belt, which is what supplies power to the alternator itself. If the drive belt is loose or not working properly, the alternator will not charge.
Where is the fuse for the alternator located?
You need to ensure you replace the blown alternator fuse with the same rating. You can find a selection of replacement fuses in the fuse box. Sometimes, they are located on the inside of the fuse box cover. Replace the alternator fuse by pushing the new one into place using your fingers.
Why won’t my new alternator charge my battery?
The most obvious reason why your battery won’t charge when your alternator is brand-new is that the problem is with the battery itself. If you’re not 100% sure, you can use a multimeter, or a voltmeter, to check the current coming from your battery.
What would cause battery light to come on?
An illuminated battery light could be due to a number of issues, including: A loose or corroded battery cable. A problem with the alternator or voltage regulator. Damaged cells or plates inside the battery.
Where are the fuses on an Acura alternator?
Fuse #2 is located under the dashboard on the left side, in the fuse box marked as fuse #6 (15 amp) Fuse #3 can be found in the same location as fuse number 2 and is labelled as fuse #9 (10 amp) What happens if the alternator is overcharging?
How to test Acura battery, alternator, charging system?
Connect the red clamp on the positive battery terminal. Connect the negative clamp on the negative terminal. Perform a battery and alternator test procedure. Your local auto parts store may offer free battery and charging system testing. The alternator won’t charge the battery.
What happens when an alternator fails on an Acura?
Most likely, the alternator bearings are worn out resulting in a humming sound. If they fail at any point, the alternator can lock up and stop spinning. This can result in the Acura seizing, leaving you stranded. Hence it would be a good idea to have the alternator replaced with a new one or a rebuilt alternator. What are the alternator fuses?
Where are the battery terminals on an Acura?
Newer ACURA have a plastic cover on top of the battery. If necessary, remove the cover to access the positive and negative terminals of the battery. Connect the red clamp on the positive battery terminal.