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post #1 of 5 Old 03-27-2012, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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Alternator noise

Since washing the 6.0 the alternator is making noise. Any suggestions?
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don't wash the 6.0.









Sorry, I couldn't resist.

You'll have to provide some more info if you want help.

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It's making a whining sound. Not sure if I should spray it up with wd40.
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I am assuming it is not your belt making a squeek or other noise...

Typically if something is designed to go round and round, and it starts making a whining noise, you will need to plan on replacing it fairly soon. If it had greasable bearings or replaceable bearings it may be a different story, but most alternators aren't meant to be serviced by at home mechanics.

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That's what I was assuming. Thanks for the feedback.
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