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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-26-2019, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Alternator SOS

On my way to classes today, my alternator died and I am wondering which is best from a local parts place to get one from. I'm not entirely sure I got enough charge to make the 20 mile journey back home since it died almost immediately once I left my house. My plan is to just replace it in a parking lot this evening since this is my daily driver.

Who should I go get one from that will last me the longest?

Truck is a 95 f250.

95 Auto. 4.10 gears. SCLB. Stock besides Baby Swamps Injectors and TS-6 chip with swamps tunes. AFE MaxFlow. Glowshift trans, pyro, and boost. 6.0 IC KC TP38R. Converted EBPV to exhaust brake.
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Re: Alternator SOS

I havent had luck with my napa brand alt.

01 f-250, Standard
Rev tech 4" lift, 37" military wrangler Mt tires
KC diy 66, Full force 160/100 and custom tunes from PHP
Banks intercooler and full 4" exhaust, Diy S&B intake
Diy quad feed, Hydra, Isspro boost, pyro, and fuel pressure
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Re: Alternator SOS

All of the part stores alternators are a crap shoot. Unless perhaps you can purchase a new one and not a rebuilt unit.

The last alternator that I bought from a parts store was bad right out of the box along with 3 others before I finally got a good one.

But you have to buy what is available.

96 F250 XLT 4x4, 4:10 gears, 5 speed, Tymar intake and HX hose, downpipe, pyro and boost guages, coolant filter, Luc clutch
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Re: Alternator SOS

^^^^tru dat^^^^

just get one with a lifetime warranty and save your receipt! I am partial to O'Rielly's but I have had my disappointments from there also.

1996 F350 Crewcab lb 2wd auto, tommylift, now over 451k, 355k 3/31/15

1991 F250 Xtracab lb 2wd auto, sold again! Driveline and chassis is under a '65 F350 cab

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Re: Alternator SOS

My plan was to get one from O'Rielly's and then have my old one professionals rebuilt. I just need something to get me on the road tonight and keep me on the road for a little bit.

95 Auto. 4.10 gears. SCLB. Stock besides Baby Swamps Injectors and TS-6 chip with swamps tunes. AFE MaxFlow. Glowshift trans, pyro, and boost. 6.0 IC KC TP38R. Converted EBPV to exhaust brake.
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