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Just a guy with an irrational love of the web & design. I am a graphic designer and WordPress aficionado. When I'm not in front of the computer, you can find me remodeling my house, cycling, or out with the wife, dog, and soon-coming baby girl on a walk.


Nov
14
comment Brakes and low-pitched squeak
Thanks, I'll check & get back with you.
Jul
2
comment '01 Jeep Cherokee - Check Gauges light & low battery gauge
I appreciate the help. I replaced the alternator & checked the old one at Advanced: it was dead in the water. Thanks again! I'd up-vote your answer but I don't have that privilege yet :D
Jul
1
comment '01 Jeep Cherokee - Check Gauges light & low battery gauge
Thanks for the feedback. I already bought one :( Anyway, even if it were just a bad connection or a bad regulator all together, I still have the problem of my alternator whining. AND, it's getting increasingly louder since March. When it finally came back on yesterday, it was incredibly loud. Guys at AutoZone said whining means bad bearings and if it's been happening for a while, it most likely will quit on me soon. I think I'd rather replace it, have a warranty & be done with it. I'll have them check it once it's off, though, just to be sure. Will let you know how it goes. Thanks again!
Jun
30
comment '01 Jeep Cherokee - Check Gauges light & low battery gauge
Forgot this: my alternator usually makes a high pitched whine while running and increases in pitch when you press the accelerator. The past few days, I have not been hearing it. Today, it randomly started doing it again: my battery gauge is back up to 13 or 14V. Had Advanced Auto do another check & everything came back as normal. I'm assuming my alternator or some part of it, is wearing out & has not been working at all the past few day :/ I'm going to purchase a new one, replace it & update afterwards. Thanks.
Jun
29
comment '01 Jeep Cherokee - Check Gauges light & low battery gauge
Checked my alternator at Advanced Auto: it's getting no charge at all! o.O Guy said to check my wiring on the back of the alternator for corrosion, lose connections, bad/frayed wires. Also, I need to check the ground from the negative to be sure it's got a good connection. Any other ideas?
Jun
29
comment '01 Jeep Cherokee - Check Gauges light & low battery gauge
I've updated the question with what I found out. Thanks for the help so far!
Jun
29
comment '01 Jeep Cherokee - Check Gauges light & low battery gauge
Thanks, I will check tomorrow & report. If the alternator is not charging, could this mean my alternator is going out?