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Re: Bad bad weekend...help!!!

At 10:57 AM 5/12/96 -0500, you wrote:

>Just curious, but I have not had my alternator go out on me.  If/when 
>it does go out, does it depend on what part goes out as to whether one 
>can go to a shop and have them rebuilt?  The alternative is always to 
>get a new/rebuilt one from one of the vendors on the list, but I recall 
>someone recently talking about having a local alternator shop put new 
>brush, bearing, or whatever in theirs for dirt cheap.  Was that you?
>89 200tqw
  I generally rebuild/repair my own alternators. The only problems I have
had with alternators is brushes (many times) and the regulator (one time).
Cost of brushes alone is about $6.00 and it usually takes me about 1/2 to 1
hour to replace but requires soldering skills.  I have checked on prices to
have an alternator repaired before, and it is generally much less expensive
to go that route than to buy a remanufactured alternator. I would expect
that a repair would be under $100.00 but haven't priced this service on a
Bosch alternator.   The Bosch alternators that our beasts have use a
regulator/brush assembly that can be replaced without disassembling the
alternator. It attaches to the back of the alternator with two screws. The
whole module costs about $30.00 if memory serves.

               Michael Loeks
               '86 5kcstq - Red w/ Fuchs/D60A2 wheels 1.8 bar boost
               '86 5kcstq - Grey w/ stock wheels/Comp T/A HR4 1.8 bar boost
               '84 Ford F350 dually flatbed(NOW we're talking utility)
               Warren, Oregon