Originally Posted by Fenech627
Makes sense to me. My alternator went out a couple years ago and I was not able to start the truck. Battery tested out good and after dropping in a new alternator I was fine.
The alternator has nothing to do with the starter or starting the vehicle for that matter, so no it doesn't make sense.
I'll have to look a wire diagram because I'd like to figure this out. In every single vehicle I've owned or done work on, if the alternator goes then the battery doesn't receive a charge. Never once have I ever heard of swapping the alternator because the starter was borked.
I mean, it's along the lines of running out of fuel and the fix is to change the engine oil.