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comment Causes of Premature Alternator Failure
@Ben Well, what else do you expect? That's where they put the battery, too!
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comment Causes of Premature Alternator Failure
@Paulster2 Thanks for the tip. I'll be checking up on the warranty. Problem remains that there's presumably some underlying condition that's causing this premature failure to be repeated. Also, this raises the question: If a remanufactured alternator can have a lifetime warranty, why not the original?
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comment Causes of Premature Alternator Failure
@HandyHowie I doubt I'll find an answer to that for the previous alternator, but I'll try to ask the shop about it this time around. Any other common suspects?
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comment Low-pitched buzzing/droning sound at highway speeds
Just had the oil changed and asked the mechanic to check for the sound. He said wheel bearings are fine. He listened for it with the car running in the air and said it seems to be coming from the transmission differential.
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comment Low-pitched buzzing/droning sound at highway speeds
This is not what I'm experiencing. Note that the question specifically states the noise is independent of engine speed - as long as the vehicle speed is above a certain point, the sound remains present and its pitch and volume are not affected when the engine speed changes independent of vehicle speed (e.g.: down-shifting while maintaining 60 MPH).
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comment Low-pitched buzzing/droning sound at highway speeds
@Zaid and Paulster2 - Is there a "driveway test" I can do to check the wheel bearings?
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comment Low-pitched buzzing/droning sound at highway speeds
@Paulster2 It's a possibility. I don't recall any events substantial enough that I'd expect damage, but I'm also not the only user of the car.
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