How do you tell if the alternator is bad?

Asked by Jan 05, 2017 at 07:42 AM about the 2002 Dodge Intrepid ES

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Battery light is on. Have jumped the car and ends up dying after running for Fe
minutes.

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With engine running, probe the battery terminals with your multimeter. Should be around 14V.

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If you have AAA, call them, they offer a free battery service and will check out your entire charging system at no charge. It seems like both are bad, and the AAA sells a new battery with a great guarantee, all brought directly to your location.

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