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#1 The Dude

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Posted 21 October 2004 - 05:23 PM

167,000 miles, it looks like with some luck this car won't be dying anytime soon. So, I'm thinking about replacing the brushes, and maybe the diodes, in the alternator. Has anyone on this board done this? Any tips or leads on where to get rebuild parts? Given enough miles, every alternator is eventually going to die. Thanks.

#2 Subie Gal

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Posted 21 October 2004 - 05:26 PM

and if anyone has done this... what is the cost?

be interesting to compare that cost vs buying a remanufactured alternator

#3 The Dude

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Posted 21 October 2004 - 05:36 PM

and if anyone has done this... what is the cost?

be interesting to compare that cost vs buying a remanufactured alternator



Napa quoted $240 for a rebuilt. Still waiting on subaruparts for a quote on genuine Sube. I'm of the opinion, that 90% of the time, rebuilt usually means, new brushes, a new bearing, and maybe a diode set. Dip the alternator case in the Gunk tank, and then out the door.

#4 Esteban32696

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Posted 22 October 2004 - 07:01 AM

Napa quoted $240 for a rebuilt. Still waiting on subaruparts for a quote on genuine Sube. I'm of the opinion, that 90% of the time, rebuilt usually means, new brushes, a new bearing, and maybe a diode set. Dip the alternator case in the Gunk tank, and then out the door.


I don't really like the " rebuilt" alternators you can buy at aut parts stores. I have seen the inside of them & little has been done. I rather take it off & take it to an alternator shop for a TRUE rebuild. I have used www.mralternator.com, in S.C. before, & was very pleased. They rebuild quickly & thoroughly,& send it back by UPS. Tell them, " The Mailman" sent you!




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