Does a Bad Car Battery Drain Your Alternator?

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A bad car battery cannot drain you alternator as alternators are not storage devices of any kind but devices that convert mechanical energy to electrical energy in the form of alternating current. A bad car battery will however not maintain the charge generated by the alternator for long and should be replaced.
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Corrosion affects the ability of the battery to accept a charge and can, depending on where it is found, create a drain on the battery. Keep battery posts and terminals clean and
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Answer 3 or 4 hours if you dont use heater or radio or lites
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The symptoms of a bad car battery is easily detected. You will find when you try to start the key, the motor is having a hard time turning over. Another sign id the car not starting
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A faulty battery. Something in the car drawing a charge when it's supposed to be off. A bad battery cable. :/.
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