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Alternator

Postby Garreth on Sun Sep 01, 2013 2:47 pm

Hi Guys,

So busy wiring up the car yesterday (not the ECU yet just the lights etc.), all is going well until the positive lead touches the battery....short circuit...

The alternator had a smack in transport somewhere, and didn't see this until now. Not a big crack but its safe to say I wont be able to use this alternator. :(

What is the going price for a new alternator?
Can anyone help me out?

Should I go back to Jap Auto and try get them to replace it even though I bought the motor last year sometime?

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Re: Alternator

Postby andersonhdj on Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:43 pm

It's highly unlikely that they would admit to anything , so long run, it's probably going to cost.
It might be worth asking the question though.
How bad is it , it may be fixable if you're prepared to do some careful work.
A pic would help.
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Re: Alternator

Postby Garreth on Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:36 pm

Im going to give it a shot and go to them on Wednesday hopefully I can sweet talk them...

Will post a pic as soon as I can.
Whats the usual outlay for a new alternator? (nothing fancy just do the job)

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Re: Alternator

Postby andersonhdj on Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:58 pm

Unfortunately i cannot comment as to price.
If they won't replace , i would have a go at fixing first , dependent on the damage of course!
It may cost you no more than time!
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Re: Alternator

Postby Garreth on Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:23 pm

Ok here the pics...

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Re: Alternator

Postby andersonhdj on Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:43 am

It's a bit difficult to tell exactly what i'm looking at, the eye's are starting to fail at my age :lol: , but it looks as though your diode mounting plate has been damaged , it might be worth a trip to someone like "Diesel electric" to see if they have a complete replacement.

Alternatively i know some guys were using alternators from Toyo forklifts , just can't remember offhand where i saw this, may have been in one of the post's on this site.
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Re: Alternator

Postby Garreth on Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:44 pm

Ok so Japan Auto werent helpful in the slightest....

Got another alteernator for 400 bucks and went to test it before purchasing. True as bob it works and the build is back on track :)

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Re: Alternator

Postby ross on Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:07 am

Hi Garreth
I'm pretty sure I've got an alternator here somewhere, I'll have a look and let you know.
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Re: Alternator

Postby Garreth on Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:57 pm

Hi Ross,

Thanks for the offer but I purchased one and got it over and done with. Its fitted and new fan belt on.
Just awaiting a dizzy cap and the wiring on sunday then she should be ready to start for the first time :D
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