1996 Saturn SL2 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 77,000 miles
I am not a car expert and will call the garage tomorrow, but just wondered about the alternator. I was driving my car this morning and heard a noise, but didn't think anything about it and went to the store and when I came out and started my car, what a banging and clanking noise under the hood. I continued driving, hoping I would get home (5 miles) and I did, but the battery light would come on and off and when I slowed down, you could really hear the terrible clanking noise. I opened the hood when I came home and it looked like it was coming from the alternator. A woman who doesn't know cars!
Is it safe to drive the car to the garage, which is less than a mile from here? I am so embarrassed over the noise! Any ideas what the problem is?
have the same problem?
Sunday, January 10th, 2010 AT 10:55 AM