My car died on me last night while waiting for a light. It just stopped running and gave a clunk sound. Earlier in the evening there was a clicking type sound. I had the car towed to my brother's house, ti wold not start again. This afternoon I went over and tried to start the car. I turned the key and it turned for a few seconds then started. Then smoke started coming from the hood. I turned the car off and opened the hood and had my cousin start the car while I looked under the hood. The smoke was coming from the altenator.
Is this normal for an altenator to smoke when it fails?
Will an altenator from a 3.8 fit a 4.6?