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2001 996 C4 Alternator

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Vehicle Information: Model: C4; Year: 2001; Body Type: Coupe; Total Mileage: 63000;

Took my C4 to the dealer last week to check out a whirring noise that I get once and a while while coming out of dead stop. I was stuck on I-70 coming up to the mountains last week in a stop and go snowstorm, and every time I'd accelerate in first gear, this whirring noise would last a few seconds and then stop. The dealer said I had a bad alternator bearing. Does that sound plausible? I searched the posts but not much comes up, other than it sounds alternators don't fail often in these cars, or at least not until now. In addition, the passenger side door handle has malfunctioned, forcing me to lower the window to open and close the door. Ever hear of that one? The dealer said that is common, as well.Thanks for being my sounding board.

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