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Old 05-17-2010, 06:29 PM
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Alternator going out

My battery icon light is on and I guess it means my alternator is going out. I would like to upgrade from the standard 110amp alternator and was wondering what others have done to upgrade to the larger 6g model from Quickstart. Anybody try this swap or any other upgrade. Thanks.
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Old 08-28-2010, 11:49 AM
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I'm in the same boat. What did you end up doing?
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Old 08-28-2010, 01:30 PM
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I had a new one put in. It was the alternator and it was just too hard for me to do it myself. It looks easy with three bolts that are on top but all the other stuff around the alternator made me farm it out to the alternator shop and had a custom alternator built with 200 amps. It ran me about 500 buck for build and install. Ford wanted the same thing for a 160 amp, I run a winch and lights so the 200 amp was better
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:38 AM
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Nice. I never thought of having this one rebuilt. I ordered a new alternator this monrning. Sticking with the factory 110 A set-up since I don't run any extra lights or winches.
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:58 AM
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I had the same problem with our 2003 Excursion Diesel, the first Alternator went out so I purchased a direct OEM replacement ( I was not able to find anyone to repair it locally at the time) The second one went out, and I had that one rebuild, when that one went out. I had enough so I replaced it with a 200 AMP from.

DB Electrical - FORD TRUCK EXCURSION HIGH AMP OUTPUT ALTERNATOR 2002-05 8310-11

I also installed the fuse block (scroll down that page) I've been super happy with that one, my lights were always blinking and dim, now she is good to go.

I hope this helps:
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Old 08-30-2010, 03:41 PM
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I found an alternator shop in town this morning and the guy said he could build one for me before lunch. Dropped by his shop on the way home from work, exchanged alternators (after he tested mine of course), and bolted the new one on when I got home. So far no battery light.
If this doesn't work, I'll get him to build me one with more power.
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Old 08-30-2010, 03:52 PM
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Here is another alternative... had this on my excursion: DC Power Engineering Alternators
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