Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: in a loony bin in N.J.
Re: Best Replacement Alternator
i have a local shop rebuild my units.
in 45 years of dealing with them, i have only had one unit need replacing, the starter for my 02 diesel........because it was a new unit and not one of his rebuilds. he warrantied it and built it properly. the alternator and starter in the 88 are 28 years old with 400,000 miles on it, the alternator in the 02 is 250+ amps custom build and 11 years old.
starters and alternators in the 79's are all over 25 years old and still work fine.
auto parts parts are a crap shoot. the rebuilders replace what is bad and call it rebuilt.
owner of almost to many fords.
If you want the moral high ground, make sure you're not standing on a hill of horsecrap.