Alternator issue!

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ms2000
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Alternator issue!

Postby ms2000 » April 21st, 2017, 5:19 am

Less than 1yr ago spent $200 to repair it - under warranty but there is a new guy - he wants money for labor.

Had the car checked and found out the regulator is bad. Another shop asked to file a complain with B of Automotive in Calif.

It is hard to reach the alternator so that I can take it out myself.

Junk yard sells for $25 but there is no guarantee that it works.

I need the car - battery is draining.

What do u guys advice me?

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Re: Alternator issue!

Postby evtsteward » April 27th, 2017, 6:21 pm

Buy a new alternator and install. Rebuilt ones tend to fail fast as do some new ones. Hopefully you're not overloading it's 55 amp load with some souped up stereo equipment.
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