[V8] charging problem/ alternator
ekellock at adelphia.net
Wed Mar 31 19:14:00 EST 2004
Mine had a bad stator (or something electical sounding ;-).
From: <dsaad at icehouse.net>
Date: 2004/03/31 Wed PM 04:28:07 MST
To: <v8 at audifans.com>
Subject: Re: [V8] charging problem/ alternator
I think it cost me around $60 in parts for a new brush/regulator assy, and new
bearings. If the rotor slip rings are still in good shape and the diodes are
still good then this is all you need for a good as new rebuild. If you could
find the brushes and install them yourself, you could knock $40 off the price
and still have a good as new rebuild.
The front bearing was kinda expensive, the rear pretty cheap. I bought good
quality bearings. Don't buy cheap ones. If it is made in china you probably
don't want it.
If you can get the alt out of the car, and you can get the front pulley off
then you can rebuild it yourself easily. The bearings and regulator are off-the-
shelf parts available at any good auto parts store.
Just dis-assemble and clean up everything.
Clean up the slip rings with fine steel wool (and clean up all the wire hairs!!)
install the new bearings and re-assemble.
It takes longer to R&R the unit than to rebuild it.
Quoting "Ingo D. Rautenberg" <ingo at waratap.com>:
> IME changing the brush pak is a short-term solution -- but it can get
> you by
> while you pick up a replacement alternator :-)
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