Battery Charging System Repair
Your battery charging system is absolutely essential to the working of your vehicle. Without the battery charging system working in your vehicle, you won’t be able to charge the battery. You will be unable to run the vehicle if the battery is dead and the charging system is not supplying power to the battery. Fun fact if your system is in good working order as it was designed to be you can start your engine, remove the battery and the motor will still be running and you will be able to use all the electrical components too. This fun fact is able to paint a picture of how this system generates electricity from the engine.
How Does The System Work?
The charging system in your vehicle makes it possible for all the electrical components to operate be being sufficiently supplied with electricity. How this all works is rather interesting and requires many components to work in unison. The system is mainly comprised of an alternator, ECU ( engine control unit ) and a rechargeable battery. The alternator can be described as an ancillary bolted to the engine which turns rotational force into electrical energy. This generated electrical energy is regulated and by the ECU, the ECU decides whether the battery needs charging and will distribute power to all other electrical components when it deems necessary.
How Do I Know If My Battery Is Faulty?
It doesn’t matter if you are miles out from your destination, in the middle of nowhere or just around the corner. Although one of those situations may be preferred over another it still poses as an incredible inconvenience for you to get stuck due to a battery issue. Fortunately, your battery will provide warning signs to look out for before it completely gives is. If you notice that your headlights are a lot dimmer than usual this is a sign of a battery that is almost dead. If you hear a clicking noise when you turn your key to start the engine this is because there isn’t enough power going to the starter solenoid.
Can A Faulty Charging System Lead To Backfires?
Although there can be many reasons as to why your car is backfiring it would be silly not to have your charging system checked for any faults. If the charging system is not doing its job of charging your battery, the charge that has been stored in the battery will soon be consumed due to the demand for power. Having a battery that is low on power can be the cause of producing an intermittent spark. Fuel will start to accumulate in the cylinders; this accumulated fuel is then ignited with extra force. All of these consequences add up and can cause your vehicle to backfire.
Can Frederick Mechanic Check My System?
At Frederick Mechanic we will inspect your vehicle with a fine-tooth comb, making sure that there isn’t anything faulty that gets under our noses. If you are experiencing any of the tell-tale signs of a faulty charging system say no more we will get on it right away. We will check the voltage of your battery when the vehicle is on and off, this will give us an indication if the system is able to charge the battery. We have all the tools to be able to work on your vehicle and will be able to check your alternator as well.