After Installing a new water pump and serpetine belt on our 1995 Chevrolet and replaced the coolant, we drove it and the alternator was too hot to even touch it when he got back. Normal?

Asked by Mar 26, 2017 at 08:06 PM about the Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Is it normal for an alternator to get so hot you can't touch it, after installing a
new water pump and serpetine belt on a 1995 Chevy 1500?  Also replaced the
coolant.

3 Answers

78,055

Maybe the battery was low, so the alternator was putting out a lot of amperage. They do get hot, just as long as it is charging, but if the battery is low it is hard on the alternator.

20,435

My experience the alternator gets hot way faster than the motor.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Thank you!

Your Answer

Silverado 1500

Looking for a Used Silverado 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 10,490 nationwide Silverado 1500 listings starting at $2,230.

ZIP:

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Experts

  • #1
    John Carson
    Reputation
    2,920
  • #2
    Rowefast
    Reputation
    2,150
  • #3
    Andrew Olsen
    Reputation
    1,870
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
218 Great Deals out of 10,710 listings starting at $1,775
Used Ford F-150
614 Great Deals out of 8,945 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
20 Great Deals out of 1,273 listings starting at $3,998
Used Dodge Ram 1500
44 Great Deals out of 455 listings starting at $3,488
Used Toyota Tundra
38 Great Deals out of 1,427 listings starting at $7,990
Used Ram 1500
376 Great Deals out of 26,861 listings starting at $2,000
Used Toyota Tacoma
40 Great Deals out of 1,233 listings starting at $4,444
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
7 Great Deals out of 815 listings starting at $4,200
Used Chevrolet Colorado
27 Great Deals out of 2,171 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
28 Great Deals out of 676 listings starting at $1,490
Used Chevrolet Camaro
906 listings starting at $11,995
Used GMC Sierra 2500HD
25 Great Deals out of 1,364 listings starting at $3,600
Used Nissan Titan
31 Great Deals out of 546 listings starting at $2,322
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD
4 listings starting at $6,996

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.