My wife got home tonight and asked me to come outside. Car was running ok, but battery light was on. She said it made a horrible noise when she left(I wasn't home), but quit making it soon after she got out of our subdivision. Anyways, after finding my meter, I was able to read 11.5 V with the engine running at the posts under the hood, and with the engine off, 12.5V at the battery. I need to go check what the voltage is at the posts under the hood with it off too. UPDATED - 12.5V at the Posts. I'm assuming that means the alternator is toast. Have the 220A one. I was considering ordering the Remy from RockAuto. It is $267 with a $50 core, so final price will be around $220. Much less expensive than any local shop.
The really worrying thing is that is smells like magic smoke in the car, but the battery isn't hot. Anyone else notice that when the alternator went bad?
I just changed the alternator on my 2006 LR3 over the weekend, and it was a bear, with removing armor, the viscous coupling fan, pulley and bearing, fan belt and main drive belt. The Durango looks dead simple by comparison.