In my neck of the woods almost every auto store will happily test any
alternator you bring. They also test new ones before the sale. I am assuming
that this is true in most places. Had your 'local shop' bothered to use this
free service, they would have either determined that the culprit was not the
alternator or avoided installing a bad one - whichever the case might be.
They should have also tested and recharged your battery, if needed.
Something is telling me that they are either incompetent or taking you for a
ride. Perhaps both...
"Razorback" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I had my alternator replaced 2 years ago, two days ago i noticed that the
> gauge was not charging, only when I had the gas pedel push dwon a little
> did the hand raise above the bottom of the battery picture on the gauge.
> It is at the local shop now, they put a new alternator on it and it is
> still not charging...they are going to put a nother new alternator on
> it......Has anyone had a problem like this.....i will follow up on the
> outcome in a few