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Old 10-11-2016, 10:09 AM   #1
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Alternator Died After Hard Acceleration

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Over the weekend I was getting on the highway (from a stop) and ran up through the gears (mostly just 2nd gear) just to have a little fun while getting up to speed, I did approach red line upon shifting into 3rd, after which my battery indicator light came on indicating an issue with the charging system. After some testing I determined the alternator seems to be junk. I'm curious, I have never had that happen as a result of aggressive driving. I'm wondering if it is a result of beating on the car or if it is just crap luck? Maybe both. Perhaps someone more mechanically experienced could weight in, has anyone else had this happen? Note: the car does have 75K miles on it, 2013 BRZ..
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Old 10-11-2016, 10:26 AM   #2
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Sounds like crap luck

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Old 10-11-2016, 10:32 AM   #3
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Crap luck. There is virtually no history of failed alternators on here and many cars are driven hard.
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Yeah running up to redline can't fry your alternator. Sucks but it happens that alternators go. Many times a bad battery will damage an alternator. Change the battery and alternator at the same time no matter how the battery tests.
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Yeah running up to redline can't fry your alternator. Sucks but it happens that alternators go. Many times a bad battery will damage an alternator. Change the battery and alternator at the same time no matter how the battery tests.
Yep, @Johnders2586 ,seeing that your car has 75,000 miles on it, I would agree with @guybo, just get a new (remanufactured) alternator and a new battery.


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