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Old 11-15-2012, 05:12 PM
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New Alternator

My alternator went out last Monday. At first I was not sure, the battery icon was on and off intermittently, never steady. I was debating if I could last till the weekend but then i figured.. better not. Pulled the car in the drive way called work to tell them I was going to be late and called O' Reilly... $ 209.00 rebuilt ...
I did not have to remove anything other than the air filter box and move the steering pump reservoir. The job took a whole 2:00 including the trip to the store to test the old alternator and grab the new one.
I was at work at 9:45 AM
Car been running ok since.

I know I should have done the bearing, regulator and brush myself but did not prepare for it and I got life time warranty so in the case it fails again well I can say I got a bit of practice..

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