The 2010 Toyota Corolla alternator is designed to provide a constant supply of electricity that supplies enough current to keep everything running normally. If any devices aren't getting enough current, your car could exhibit symptoms that could be confusing or concerning. Luckily, the repair is fairly easy and inexpensive, and AutoZone has the parts for the job including 2010 Toyota Corolla alternators and charging system
How Do Alternators Work
The alternator pulley is rotated by a belt that circles around the crankshaft pulley, driving the alternator anytime the engine is running. An electrical field is generated by a magnet-embedded mass that spins inside a coil or stator, and the power is sent to the power distribution center to be disbursed to the systems that demand it. As well, the alternator replenishes the battery's storage so there's enough power to start the engine in the future.
Signs of a Bad Alternator
2010 Corolla alternators are usually dependable for many years but when they fail, it can be in a variety of ways. Wacky electrical operations or dim lights are common, and the battery light typically comes on. You could smell burning rubber or electrical odors or there could be growling or whining noises under the hood. A compromised alternator often means it won't recharge the battery and lack of power could cause your engine to stall.
How to Replace a 2010 Toyota Corolla Alternator
When it needs to be changed, the Corolla's alternator position makes it straightforward to get the job done. It's located high in the engine bay near the front. With the battery disconnected, take the serpentine belt off and disconnect the wiring from the alternator. Then, unbolt the fasteners and remove the old alternator, installing a new one designed for your car.
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