Alternators & Generators

1979 Mustang Alternators

Alternators & Generators

A properly functioning alternator is vital to your car’s health and drivability. It’s like a mini power plant for your vehicle, and creates an electromagnetic field that generates power to re-charge your battery. Without an alternator, your Mustang’s battery wouldn’t be able to stay charged. This means that a failing alternator can leave you stuck – either on the side of the road, or simply unable to get out of the driveway. Be aware of the warning signs and symptoms of a bad alternator, and learn how you can fix yours. You don’t want anything to keep you from driving your 1979 Mustang, and neither do we!

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1979 Alternators & Generators

When to Repair or Replace Your 1979 Mustang Alternator

There are a few tell-tale symptoms that can let you know it’s time to repair or replace your alternator, and one of the earliest is dimming dash lights. If you’ve noticed your dash lights or headlights are dimming while driving, that’s a sign your alternator isn’t keeping up with demand.

A weak or dead battery could also signal a problem. If you rarely drive your car, the alternator doesn’t ever really get a chance to keep the battery charged. In this case, a weak or dead battery could be addressed by using a battery tender to keep the battery charged up when the car is not in use. If, on the other hand, you drive the vehicle regularly, this could be related to a failing alternator.

Another giveaway is a grinding or whining noise. There are several spinning components inside an alternator, and if one of these components wears out and fails, it’s likely you’ll hear a grinding or whining sound coming from inside the alternator itself.

Restore the Power

If you’re ready to restore the power to your Fox Body, check out the selection of 1979 Mustang alternators we have available here at CJ Pony Parts. We carry Powermaster Alternators ranging in power from 100 amp to 140 amp, with various finish options to choose from. We even have alternator repair kits and alternator wiring. Basically, we have everything you need to restore power to your Mustang.

If you’re looking to repair or replace your 1979 Mustang’s alternator, feel free to give us a call or start up an online chat with one of our Mustang specialists. We’ll help you find the parts you need.

Plus, at CJ Pony Parts, we offer free same-day shipping on all in stock orders. That way, you’ll be back on the road as soon as possible. Browse our selection today!

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