Mechanics

HONDA ACCORD ALTERNATOR PROBLEM

2006 Honda Accord • 105,000 miles

There is a rattling noise coming from the engine area- Have been told by a service guy it is probably the alternator and it would cost $680 plus labour to replace- car is starting and going okay otherwise- please advise
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October 17, 2012.




Alternators don't produce knocking noises.

I would suggest checking the serpentine belt to see if it is worn. A worn belt or weak belt tension tends to produce knocking noises and noise would usually change in rythm when A/C is turne on or off.
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KHLow2008
Oct 17, 2012.
They are concluding that the bearing is going bad and IF they are correct, the alternator will fail and lock up eventually. I would get a second opinion. The alternator price is a bit steep too.

Wrenchtech
Oct 17, 2012.
If the bearings are bad. They can be easily replaced at a much lower cost.

KHLow2008
Oct 17, 2012.
I don't think you will find anybody willing to take an alternator apart.

Wrenchtech
Oct 17, 2012.
Guess we are living in different worlds, lol.

KHLow2008
Oct 17, 2012.
I don't doubt you would be capable but the general consensus of repair shops that I have been familiar with would not take that route and the parts stores would give you a "deer in the headlights" look if you asked for an alternator bearing.

Wrenchtech
Oct 17, 2012.
Yup, I agree with that. Over here I would say 90 % of so called shops are nothing more than fitter shops where they would replace components and hope it solves problems if there are any.

KHLow2008
Oct 17, 2012.

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