The alternator (which is bolted to the engine block) is a belt-driven electrical generator that maintains the battery in the state of charge.
Air-cooling of the alternator is common in most Mercedes models.
A faulty alternator can cause various problems – from battery discharging to engine problem. Your battery light charging system indicator will usually illuminate to warn you of a possible failure. This may indicate a fault in the charging system.
It is common for an alternator to fail with wear and tear. The symptoms will present as follows;
- The instrument panels lights dim at night.
- Radio flickers.
- Headlights flicker.
- Lacking power when lowering or raising your electric windows.
When the alternator can no longer charge the car battery and you may not re-start your car. However, before arriving at a conclusion, it is advisable to check that your battery is not faulty.
Ms Samina’s Mercedes E250CGI is having battery check up lighted up.
Our experienced Mercedes Expert narrow down to the alternator issue.
Brand new original alternator (right) awaits replacement.
The Mercedes Benz is returned to Ms Samina after a complimentary car wash and interior vacuuming.