Alternator going bad?

Peter Schulz pcschulz at
Tue May 9 23:23:16 EDT 2006


Did you use a Bosch or other brand brush/regulator pack?

I recommend that BEFORE you replace the alternator, pull the pack and 
check the wear on the brushes.....

One option is finding a local automotive electric shop and having it rebuilt.

My local shop will rebuild the alternator the same day you drop it off.


At 10:55 PM 5/9/2006, PeterBergin at wrote:
>Hi guys, need a quick opinion on my alternator.  I replaced the  brushes and
>regulator at 160k (it failed with no warning).  Now I have 200k  and I have
>been hearing a very slight wine and have a little bit of wine in my  radio.

-Peter Schulz
Chelmsford Ma, USA

1991 200 20v Q Avant Titan Grey
1991 200 20v Q Avant Indigo Mica
1991 90 20v Q Red

1990 CQ silver (awaiting S2 engine transplant)
1991 CQ silver  (potentially replacing the 1990 for  the transplant)
1990 CQ red ( to part or not)

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