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Old 10-12-2007, 12:20 PM   #21
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I think that the pulley is interchangeable between the two alternators.

But definitely +1 on the rebuild. Seems like finding competent starter/alternator shops is getting harder these days as most of the mass-market stuff is being done assembly-line style in Mexico, but shop around. When you find a crowded and dingy little shop with a hand-painted wooden sign, located in the part of town that used to be ok back in the 70's but is now a wasteland, filled with slanted wooden shelves upon which rest the whole history of the Lucas Electrical Co., staffed by a grey-haired old dude who won't shut up about his bugeyed Sprite, you've found the right place. That fellow can work miracles with copper.
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Old 10-12-2007, 01:49 PM   #22
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i have a 1.8 car, i just thought that the auto alt. is mcuh better...NM
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:20 PM   #23
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For those who think what i see might be normal check this out, just before i shut the car off with the last logged drive. All through my log it was spazzing to 13 volts.
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That is with no laod, so what is the concensus battery or alternator. I start at 12 volts pretty much most of the time.
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:45 PM   #24
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Magna, I would go to autozone and let them test your battery and alternator. Also clean your battery connectors for good measure. I suspect your batter is weak.
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