OT - truck alternator repair...

Discussion in '4x4 / Truck Forum' started by olepal, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. olepal

    olepal Elite Refuge Member

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    So I am looking at somewhere between $80 and $140 for an alternator for my truck. Truth is the only problem with it is the rear bearing. I can buy that for $5.
    Haven't rebuilt one in years but that's quite a savings. Would you do it?


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  2. tcc

    tcc Elite Refuge Member

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    Go for it; if you screw up you're only out 5 bucks
     
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    RedEyed Duck Elite Refuge Member

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    See if you have an armature shop in your area that can rebuild your alternator. They will only replace the failing parts and in turn cost much less
     
  4. 10GAGENUT

    10GAGENUT Elite Refuge Member Sponsor Flyway Manager

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    Murphy's Law>>> you'll rebuild it then the voltage regulator or something else will fail in it. You could have it rebuilt by an alternator shop, or just go out and buy a rebuilt/new one with some kind of warranty on it.
    Replace it then drive down the road with no worries, every time I try to get away for cheap it costs me more money and time in the long run.
     

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