Failed alternator can cause "no charge" condition on Chevrolet Astro

The alternator may fail, causing a "no charge" condition. An internal bearing may also fail and cause an abnormal noise. If the vehicle is driven too long with a failed bearing, the alternator may stop turning, which can cause the serpentine belt to break or the engine to stall and not turn over.

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Average mileage: 64,000 (64,000–64,000)
Engine affected: 4.3L V6
7 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 2003
8 people reported this problem
2 people shared problem details
Bought new alternator
Replaced altenator starter and starter relay
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