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Re: Why so many alternators?
Posted by Jeremy R. [Email] (more from Jeremy R.) on Mon, 22 May 2017 16:35:40
In Reply to: Why so many alternators?, Brianatl [Profile/Gallery]
, Sun, 21 May 2017 04:14:29
I rebuilt my own Bosch alternator not too long ago, and I can tell you that the main bearing is expensive and hard to find. I've heard from a couple of sources that rebuilders generally cheap out on the bearings. The originals that came on the alternator were from Germany, but a new one of those is nearly $50 just for the front bearing alone. The rear is considerably cheaper, and a standard type. I ended up spending about $60.00 in parts just to replace the two bearings and the voltage regulator, plus a ton of time to clean it all up. Rebuilding alternators is like remanufacturing CV axles. For what they charge, they can't do a very good or thorough job.
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Posts in this Thread:
- Why so many alternators?, Brianatl , Sun, 21 May 2017 04:14:29
- Re: Why so many alternators?, Jeremy R., Mon, 22 May 2017 16:35:40 <-- Viewing This Message
- Re: Why so many alternators?, Tom G , Mon, 22 May 2017 16:25:14
- Re: Why so many alternators?, Bruce, Mon, 22 May 2017 09:15:23
- Re: Why so many alternators?, mlc , Mon, 22 May 2017 07:41:27
- Re: Why so many alternators?, Stephen Goldberger, Sun, 21 May 2017 11:21:06
- Re: Why so many alternators?, MI-Roger , Sun, 21 May 2017 05:20:41
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