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Hey guys..whats the average life you've gotten out of your alternators? My original went a good 85,000 miles...since then I've replaced it with a Autolight or whatever that orange box fawker that comes from Kragens/Shucks.....has a lifetime warranty but in the last 13,000 miles I've had to have that SOB swapped 3 times. Even though the replacements are free...im tired of dealing with it. The nissan dealership out here wants 270 for a brand new one...im wondering if its worth it. What type of experiences have you guys have with Alternators?
 

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Black200sxser had the same problem as you. I think he went through 4 of those replacements in just a few months. He finally opted for the alternator from nissan and hasn't had a problem since.
 

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Mine ('91 SE-R) went at about 10 years and 185k. My wife's (also '91 SE-R) is still going at 10 years and 182k.
 

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Yeah it seems like those remanafactured or rebuilt alternators suck..so Im gonna go purchase a Nissan one from a stealership.....but quick question...what type of prices are most of you guys paying when you had to purchase one? 270 from a stealership out here
 

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'Stank;

Mine just pooped out last week, at 8 years, 4 months, and 150,007 miles. So, I got my money's worth.

I called up Andreas Miko, and he sent me one pulled from the many, many engines he gets in...for $65. If it works, beautiful. If it goes bad in 2 months, I still can't argue $65.

Just a thought/suggestion.
-GP-
 

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hmmm....maybe thats the way im gonna gave to go then...how long did it take you to get it after you ordered it?
 

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Make sure you get your money back from Kragen/Checker...t5hen you will have most of the money for the new one...I think I paid $239.00 w/out a trade (core) Autozone gave me crap bout that, so I got to keep the core charge....anyway...the $65.00 ones are a good price, and actually I went thru 7 remand alts all together...I was DONE...DONE swapping alternators on my car..I can do an alternator in like 25 minutes tho! :D :D The Nissan ones have a 12 month/12,000 mile warranty..soooo it's up to you
 
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