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Forester alternator Q???
Posted 04 November 2011 - 12:00 AM
She says bettery light came on, then car wouldn't start the next day. Dad put battery in, now car starts but battery and brake lights still on, after driving to work and back home car idles funny and then wont start again next morning. Told her she should have asked me first and I could have saved her $95 on a battery. :-p
But I digress...
To the point! How different is the Foz alternator than the 95-99 Legacy alternator that Subaru sells for $75 reman.? I'm thinking I can pick up the reman alt from the dealer and pop it on there, and have a better quality part than the "Worldwide" rebuilt turd from Advance auto for half the price.
Any hangups with that idea? Different mounting bracket? Wire connector? Pulley?
Posted 04 November 2011 - 05:44 AM
Posted 04 November 2011 - 07:43 AM
The '96-'99 reman alts are cheap because there was a recall on them, something about the brushes and then not charging and could stall in traffic, so they probably needed a ton of them to satisfy the recall needs, thus making them less expensive and widely available.
Posted 04 November 2011 - 07:54 AM
folks have spliced in connectors to exchange alt's before but i've never done it.
Posted 04 November 2011 - 08:18 AM
Posted 04 November 2011 - 08:39 AM
sweet thanks M., good to know. so forester/imp alt's are the same?
It is definitely different.
Posted 04 November 2011 - 08:57 AM
Posted 04 November 2011 - 10:52 AM
I'm going to look at the car Saturday evening and see exactly what it has.
Posted 04 November 2011 - 10:58 AM
Posted 04 November 2011 - 05:09 PM
Posted 04 November 2011 - 08:28 PM
Posted 05 November 2011 - 05:55 PM
Found the ouput wire was loose, tightened it up to no avail. Still no charge.
I mounted a second gen legacy alternator just fine, so I know that it fits physically. If I can get a connector for it, it will work. I can use the $65 Subaru reman and she'll be good to go for the rest of the life of the car practically.
Would you happen to have a second gen Legacy parts car I could cut the alternator connector off of?
Posted 06 November 2011 - 10:04 PM
All the lights on the dash are out, so it seems to be working. Now to figure out the oil leak, and the coolant leak. She didn't say anything about it leaking coolant but I could see the splatter of dried coolant all over the radiator and timing cover. Probably needs some Subaru Coolant Conditioner.
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