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Alternator - NEED HELP QUICK!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by RatMan, Dec 18, 2002.

  1. RatMan

    RatMan 1/2 ton status

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    well, the truck decided to crap out on me today. /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif looks like ill be needing a new alternator. what do yall suggest i get? /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    Re: Alternators

    I've got a Powermaster 140 amp I got from 4WP and it's the 3rd one but I like it haha
    What ever you do get a good one not a Checker rebuilt, If you don't need that much power try a NAPA 100 amp
    Do you have duel batterys? or a winch, big sound system?

    Eric
     
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    Re: Alternators

    i have one battery right now, someday i'll have two /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif my friends dad owns a car audio shop so soon i might have a mild system (decent speakers all aound, small amp, one or two subs). cant afford a winch at this point /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif basically, its pretty stock other than two offroad lights that hardly ever get turned on. im just looking for a decent alternator thats not gonna crap out on me.
     
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    fergot to mention that i need to get this thing in by this afternoon so i can get it out of my friends driveway. i hate being on a time table
     
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    I got one for a 1 ton truck with all the accesories. Bolt it on at 100 amps or so. I also run dual batteries with a winch. Seems to work out fine.
     
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    Tell them at Auto Zone you want an alternator from a Suburban from about 87. Should be a 90-110 amp life time warranty. I'm still running a 65 amp on my 75. I have a 90 amp on the 79. The 79 had a 65 amp and boy you could tell a huge difference in how fast the power windows moved at idle.
     
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    I looked it up at advance and a 87 Sub has a 105 amp alternator for $70 but it is shown with a serintine pully. It might accept the V belt pully
     
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    That is the same alternator that I bought. You can put on the v belt pulley which I did. I then ended up with squeeking belts that eventually broke. I dont know if this would happen to everybody but I ended up doing the serpantine belt changover to get rid of the problem.
     
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    I went looking at different alts from different cars and trucks. Nothing before 87 was bigger than a 90 amp with a V-Belt. 87 was the first year of that 105 amp as well as the first year with surpentine.
     
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    I wonder if the higher amps put more strain and that is one of the reasons they went to serpantine. Or they went to serpantine and they could run a higher amp? /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    maybe an alternator rebuild shop could build one that didnt need the serpentine just pushed more amps.

    nathan
     
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    I would think they could. The ones around here will rebuild your starter cheaper than it costs to get a new one.
     
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    I wonder if the higher amps put more strain and that is one of the reasons they went to serpantine. Or they went to serpantine and they could run a higher amp?

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    Is this one of them Chick or Egg first deals? /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    thanks yall!! headin out to the store now.

    FYI - i have a serpentine blt setup now. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     

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