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Alternator

Vehicles from 25 years ago had much less electronic equipment (DVD players, TV, GPS, high intensity headlights).  New vehicles are very reliant on proper voltage & amperage because of all of the electrical & computer equipment. The purpose of the charging system is to maintain the charge in the vehicle’s battery, and to provide the main source of electrical energy while the engine is running. The main component in the charging system is the alternator. Most vehicles can’t run for more than 5 minutes without a properly operating alternator.

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