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Autolite Alternators????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by btolenti, Oct 28, 2004.

  1. btolenti

    btolenti 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone know about Autolite rebuilt alternators? Are they good?
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    They are ok.
     
  3. btolenti

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    They are ok.

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    anyone have any bad experiences with them???
     
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    They seem ok, have used a few in my time. 2 of 3 vehicles I've put them in have been problem free. My Isuzu has one however that only lasted 6 months. But its lifetime warranty so I don't care, I'll change it out as often as I have to /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    I have 2 autolite alts in my vehicles with no problems.
    Like above post says "Lifetime waranty" /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I have 2 autolite alts in my vehicles with no problems.
    Like above post says "Lifetime waranty" /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    Yeah, thats what I like about them....I just want to make sure I don't have to change the darn thing out every 3 months....warranty or not... Thanks guys. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Do you already have one? Pretty hard to beat the $20 rebuild kits for the stock ones, if it meets your needs. Rebuilding the alternator is one of the easiest things to do.

    Nothing wrong with lifetime warranties, but after the first alternator rebuild, it will take you about as long to remove/install it as it does to rebuild it.

    This is one of those items I like doing myself, and find it worthwhile due to (typically) cost savings.
     
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    Dorians right, Alts. are easy and quick to rebuild. A local guy that does all of my alts for are farm equipment and personall vehicles rebuilds them right in front of me in about 15 mins.
     

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