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Old 08-17-2011, 07:55 AM
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Rebuild an Alternator

Anyone ever done this? Looking to try to save some money, but not waste my time. My alternator is headed to the crapper and the HO ones are pretty salty. OEM isnt cheap either. Any experienced alternator rebuilders out there?
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Old 08-17-2011, 12:46 PM
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Anyone ever done this? Looking to try to save some money, but not waste my time. My alternator is headed to the crapper and the HO ones are pretty salty. OEM isnt cheap either. Any experienced alternator rebuilders out there?
Nobody? Not even Mitch?
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:58 PM
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whats wrong with it ?

here is a place that will sell any internal part

http://www.alternatorparts.com/index.htm
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Figure out what the deal is. If it is something like the regulator it will take you 5 minutes to fix!
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Anyone ever done this? Looking to try to save some money, but not waste my time. My alternator is headed to the crapper and the HO ones are pretty salty. OEM isnt cheap either. Any experienced alternator rebuilders out there?
Advance Auto sells them for less then $150. If you can't find one that cheap in Greenwood, PM me.
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:10 PM
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diodes are only 39 bucks and that is a common failure do the the Small case and Hi heat
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:15 AM
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I watch my voltage on my Edge and one day its charging at 13.6-14.1 and then the next day its at 12.2... I drove an hour south of Indy on sunday with no problems and it was charging fine... on the way back up after an hour of driving my battery light came on... Then battery voltage was show in the 12's... What usually causes that?
I am taking my son riding quads this weekend and I dont need it to die while we are out..
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Figure out what the deal is. If it is something like the regulator it will take you 5 minutes to fix!
Dont know how to test to see what the failed part is... Can you tell me how?
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:13 AM
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any auto parts store should be able to spin it up and they can pinpoint diodes
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:24 AM
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Is it possible to convert a 110 Amp alternator to 140 AMPS simply by replacing the Diodes?
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