2012 Hyundai Elantra Alternator
The alternator is a crucial car component that is responsible for both charging the battery and regulating voltage. It is powered by the serpentine belt which itself draws power from the engine via a pulley. A failing alternator typically spells bad news since it'll cause various electrical gremlins. Worst case scenario, a bad alternator will leave you stranded with a dead car battery. Luckily, if you need to buy a 2012 Hyundai Elantra alternator, AutoZone has you covered.
Symptoms of a Failing Alternator
A failing alternator typically causes most vehicles to throw a battery warning light on the dash. Fortunately, you don't need to rely solely on a warning light to know your alternator needs replacement. If you notice dim lights, frequent stalling, or even difficulty starting, you should check out your alternator and replace it with a new 2012 Elantra alternator if it's bad.
How To Replace a 2012 Hyundai Elantra Alternator
Start by disconnecting the battery, specifically by removing the negative battery terminal. The Elantra's alternator is mounted at the very front of the engine block, near the bumper, so it's easy to get to. Proceed by removing the electrical cables that lead to the alternator and then unbolting the 12mm bolt that secures the main harness. You'll then have to remove the serpentine belt by pushing the alternator slightly down to make room. Finally, finish unbolting the alternator and installing the new one.
If you're looking for an alternator for 2012 Hyundai Elantra, you can find one at AutoZone. You can sort available options by year, make, model, and engine size and with Free Next-Day Delivery, you can have your order delivered straight to your address. Additionally, you can also opt for Same-Day In-Store or Curbside Pickup if you prefer in-person pickup.