The 6 most common causes of charging system failures

04 May 2020

The most frequent reason for the car’s electrical system failure is the alternator failure. What does usually break down in this component and what exactly are the faults of the charging system? Here are six examples.

Snapped belt

The reason for the warning light to show very often turns out to be a snapped belt which connects the alternator to the crankshaft. If it snaps, the cause of this failure should be determined first. If the problem is only the belt itself which was too old or, e.g., was damaged during incorrect installation, it is usually enough to replace the belt with a new one to remove the fault.


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