kinda long but bare with me. well the alternator i bought about 2 years ago went out on me the other day. it was a stock replacement so it was cranking about the same amount of amps as the original alternator. i’m thinking i might have overloaded the alternator by exceeding the maximum amp output since things started going bad after: 1) had my lights on cause it was dark, 2) using my wipers cause it was raining, 3) had the heater on cause it was chilly out, 4) had my stereo blasting for a whole 30min drive all at the same time. i’m not sure how much amps it was drawing exactly but i’m assuming its very close to or over the max output. i’m thinking this might of overloaded it cause i’m sure an alternator would last a lot longer than a mere 2 years since some people are still running on their original one.
i took the alternator out by myself and took it to 3 places to have it checked. if you want to know how i took out the alternator check the teg tip article section. first place tested only 10.5 volts, next place couldn’t even get a reading cause the “girl” working there didnt know how to work the damn test machine, and the last place tested no output at all.
i’m running one from a civic for now til i can get the faulty one replaced free of charge since its warranted for lifetime. what i wanted to know is, when i do get the replacement, will it be able to handle the load because i have two new jbl amps coming in soon? total wattage will be around 600-700 for the two amps. will i be experiencing the same problem as before with the same accessories being used?