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.
Average mileage: 89,000 (18,000–160,000)
Engines affected: 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 4.3L V6
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