So I just bought a Hyundai Tiburon and 2 days later both headlights blew, so we checked the volts it was charging my battery at 17. My alternator is shot so how long can a alternator be going before this stuff starts happening? And can Hyundai Accent 2001 be good for parts for the engine. Thanks

Asked by Mar 18, 2017 at 09:06 AM about the 2001 Hyundai Accent

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Alternators and other parts can fail at any time, Most alternators last around 120K miles. The accent uses a different sized engine than the Tiburon, so No on the parts swapping.

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It sounds like it's a short or surge problem. Your problem may be more than just the alternator. Generally whenever you have an alternator problem the lights don't blow. I would definitely have the car checked out. If it needs a new alternator you may be experiencing these problems even after you change it out unless the short is actually on the alternator. Hopefully you bought it from a dealership and the problems are covered under some type of warranty. Alternators are funny, there's not really a timeline on when they can go out. I would start there and if the problem continues you may have to have the whole entire electrical system checked out!

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