[s-cars] [s-cars rebuilt alternator

Tom Green trgreen at comcast.net
Thu Feb 19 14:04:25 PST 2009

I wouldn't get too hung up on the exact part number for the  
regulator.  A
local alternator rebuild shop should have an equivalent.  The ECS part
is a satisfactory replacement as is any with the same form factor  
( i.e., it
fits) and regulates the voltage at 14 to 14.5 volts.  You can replace  
brushes if you are good at solder work.

For a replacement alternator, I would look for the factory rebuilt  
Bosch unit,
or maybe Bob's suggestion on the ultranator.  If you are a gambler,  
com has a close out Beck Arnley unit cheap.  It is probably a Bosch  


> -----Original Message-----
> Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 07:44:36 -0600
> From: "Varon H. Fugman" <vfugman at globaldialog.com>
> Subject: [s-cars] rebuilt alternator
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> Anybody used either a Hi Test or Autoline brand rebuilt alternator?
> The Hi Test and Autoline are both around $140, a rebuilt unit from  
> NAPA is
> $189, or a rebuilt Bosch is in the $250 price range.
> (I was trying to find a replacement voltage regulator, but haven?t  
> been able
> to locate one with the same Bosch part number or find an equivalent  
> that I?m
> confident is correct.  With the non-returnability of electrical  
> parts, I
> don?t want to gamble on a regular that ?might? fit.  Apparently,  
> there was a
> mid-year model change in alternators--and thus regulators?which  
> complicates
> matters.)
> With 180k miles on the original, I?m not opposed to replacing the  
> entire
> alternator in the pursuit of long-term reliability.
> Varon
> ?95 S6 failing CPS, leaking J-hose, bad alternator

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