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killerb09

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Alternator rebuild.
« on: Mar 08, 16, 15:26 »
Anyone know where in Canada to buy a rebuild kit for a 120a Bosch alternator?

Mine is doing some crazy things, doesn't give an accurate readin and jumps around like crazy when I test the volts.  anywhere from 9-14v and the dash light is constantly on now.
Car also dies if you attempt to remove the battery neg cable.

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killerb09

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Re: Alternator rebuild.
« Reply #1 on: Mar 30, 16, 09:22 »
Bought a new alternator, car runs fantastic now and charging issues are gone.
Planning on taking the old alternator to have tested just for Sh$%s and Giggles.




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Re: Alternator rebuild.
« Reply #2 on: Mar 30, 16, 10:08 »
Sound like the voltage regulator. 5 minute fix for like $40.
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killerb09

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Re: Alternator rebuild.
« Reply #3 on: Mar 30, 16, 10:18 »
I couldn't find a voltage retulator and no one really wanted to sell me "just a regulator" so I bought a reman alternator for $175.

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Re: Alternator rebuild.
« Reply #4 on: Mar 30, 16, 12:26 »
I couldn't find a voltage retulator and no one really wanted to sell me "just a regulator" so I bought a reman alternator for $175.

Then you're searching the wrong places for your parts. ;)
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killerb09

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Re: Alternator rebuild.
« Reply #5 on: Mar 30, 16, 13:06 »
weeeeellll I should clarify.
I found the parts, I found how to do it.  It was online and in florida.
I located a possible parts online in Canada but no reference to if it would work or not.
I found a rebuild kit for $40+shipping, which wasn't a big deal.
I found a regulator for $40 plus shipping.

neither were able to be confirmed if they were the proper part for my car so I just spent the money on a reman unit.  Now it's nice and shiny under the hood.

The local shops all wanted over $200 for a rebuild of my current one, which wasn't a problem other then the down time of the car sitting in the shop torn apart(shared spot).

LordCo gave me that stare of "what the hell are you talking about" when I asked them for a peice of an alternator rather than the whole unit(which reman one was $500).

anyway it's all good now, need to delete the SAI now and the car should stop throwing codes, well other then the air bag light being on due to stupidity now...lol



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Re: Alternator rebuild.
« Reply #6 on: Mar 30, 16, 13:12 »
Anyone know where in Canada to buy a rebuild kit for a 120a Bosch alternator?

if it is just worn brushes like it usually is, Lordco carries a set of brushes part number is X517 .  Near universal brushes that cost about $4.  solder them onto your regulator and  off you go. 

there is a thread on here somewhere I posted a few years back.....search X517
The brushes in that thread are still going strong.  I wasn't sure they would last since the shaft they run on was  scored up a little.

chances are the guy you talk to at lordco does not know they sell these, but they had them in stock when I needed them.

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Re: Alternator rebuild.
« Reply #7 on: Mar 30, 16, 13:29 »
Then you're searching the wrong places for your parts. ;)
He's good that way. I could've got him an OE regulator for under $65. $40 for aftermarket. But he never calls.

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killerb09

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Re: Alternator rebuild.
« Reply #8 on: Mar 30, 16, 13:54 »
The original post was put up on 8-March-2016.
I ordered a new reman unit out of the US of A a week ago.

The $140 I paid for the new unit is worth it in just the time I didn't spend  tearing apart the old unit not to mention having new innards, bearings, fancy flashy exterior, etc....


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Re: Alternator rebuild.
« Reply #9 on: Apr 07, 16, 08:33 »
Damn it I have a rebuilt Alternator on my garage floor. I really should pay more attention to the classifieds.

killerb09

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Re: Alternator rebuild.
« Reply #10 on: Apr 07, 16, 10:02 »
Although sending the core back is becoming problematic, well not really but they list that the original packaging need to come back in "good" shape lol.  That and it's costing me $45 to send it to Arizona.
so all in all rebuilt unit for $179 to my door isn't bad when the Local rip-offs wanted $516 with my discount....LOL

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Re: Alternator rebuild.
« Reply #11 on: Apr 07, 16, 10:08 »
You need a better discount

killerb09

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Re: Alternator rebuild.
« Reply #12 on: Apr 07, 16, 10:42 »
Aparently it's "30%" but is randon on what it is appliued to.
tried to buy Redline products and didn't get any discount....
tried to buy other stuff and it's full 30.....

Like try buying a set of Vr6 wires.....over $300 with discount for product you can buy online for less then half that(cdn shipped)

side note, even the local dimsntlers are getting in on it, guy locally here wanted me to pay $75 for a used peice of a harness since he said the local shops are willing to pay it....which I get totally....just had a WTF moment since the same connetor is $80 Brand new from the above rip offs...

Anyway rant completed.  I'll go back to my little hole and stop commenting on the prices I get....I really do love supporting local companies and services as much as I can.


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Re: Alternator rebuild.
« Reply #13 on: Apr 08, 16, 07:39 »
You sure complain a lot
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killerb09

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Re: Alternator rebuild.
« Reply #14 on: Apr 08, 16, 07:41 »
you forgot the "if you don't like it go back to where you came from" part....lol

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Re: Alternator rebuild.
« Reply #15 on: Apr 08, 16, 07:56 »
Exactly
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killerb09

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Re: Alternator rebuild.
« Reply #16 on: Apr 08, 16, 08:40 »
But I won't leave my work, and  I go where my work takes me, right now it has taken me to BC, next it will possibly take me North, then to Ontario, but who really knows in the end.

I just hate people who are just compliant about things and don't expect change/don't want change.  The expectation of things getting better while staying the same is retarded.

To be different here is a positive for living here.
My NG bill just came in, I'm on NG for heat/HW and in January I spent $85 total.
Back in NB where I came from(but will never go back) that same bill on Electric heat would have been $350-400 a month with a inside heat of 15 degrees.

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Re: Alternator rebuild.
« Reply #17 on: Apr 08, 16, 09:18 »
Life costs money. People have personality... some are out spoken some are quiet.
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Re: Alternator rebuild.
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 16, 08:17 »
Damn it I have a rebuilt Alternator on my garage floor. I really should pay more attention to the classifieds.

there is a guy looking for one in the Classified section now under MK3

killerb09

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Re: Alternator rebuild.
« Reply #19 on: Sep 29, 16, 14:39 »
Well seems I have some charging problems again.

This alternator is a Re-man unit and does hold a lifetime warranty through Rock Auto.

Question now is this:
I decided to check the voltage output randomly the other day when I thought my battery was crapping out.  Place on 20v setting and it read blinking numbers from 15-17v and didn't settle at all.
sitting volts with engine off is 15-16v across the battery.  I'm thinking the regulator is pouched and it's just randomly putting out charge.  Car still runs, but with this issue I'm a little hesitant to do much driving in it.

I can return it however I'll still be out $30-50 bucks for shipping.

Any suggestions on what might be wrong other then above?

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Re: Alternator rebuild.
« Reply #20 on: Sep 29, 16, 15:15 »
It's 30-50 dollars, just return it and have them send you a new one.  That's not even worth an hour of two of your time to deal with.
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killerb09

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Re: Alternator rebuild.
« Reply #21 on: Sep 29, 16, 15:25 »
It's 30-50 dollars, just return it and have them send you a new one.  That's not even worth an hour of two of your time to deal with.

Maybe there is something else I'm not thinking about that could be causing the problem which would keep me from losing the car for a few weeks?