Battery damaged via overcharging alternator

5

Asked by May 17, 2016 at 07:50 PM about the 2005 Pontiac Montana SV6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The alternator I bought from an auto parts
store overcharged the battery. Thankful
that  I was able to exchanged alternator via
the life time warranty. However, the
overcharging alternator ruined the battery.
Is there compensation for having to buy a
new battery?

4 Answers

52,125

You should have checked the voltage output on the bad alternator in my opinion. I think it's on you and not the parts store.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
5

Hmmm... On me?! The Mechanic did check that and gave me a number. I'll have to ask him again. what difference would that make?

52,125

Good mechanic always checks the output voltage when replacing an alternator. If he didn't and the alternator was bad when it was installed, I would think he owes you a battery not the parts store.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
5

It was a lifetime warranty alternator that went out a year after installation. So maybe the voltage output was good at the time?

Your Answer

Montana SV6

Looking for a Used Montana SV6 in your area?

CarGurus has 154 nationwide Montana SV6 listings starting at $1,300.

Postal Code:

Pontiac Montana SV6 Experts

  • #1
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    380
  • #2
    SteGenCountryboy
    Reputation
    270
  • #3
    hacksaw77864
    Reputation
    160
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Uplander
153 listings starting at $1,299
Used Honda Odyssey
14 Great Deals out of 962 listings starting at $2,999
Used Dodge Grand Caravan
200 Great Deals out of 11,869 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chrysler Town & Country
61 Great Deals out of 633 listings starting at $4,704
Used Chevrolet Malibu
93 Great Deals out of 2,205 listings starting at $2,994
Used Ford Mustang
5 Great Deals out of 1,117 listings starting at $1,250
Used Pontiac GTO
2 listings starting at $13,900
Used Pontiac G6
7 Great Deals out of 140 listings starting at $2,000
Used Toyota Sienna
13 Great Deals out of 1,112 listings starting at $1,800
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
5 Great Deals out of 83 listings starting at $1,800

Used Cars For Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.