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Old 10-03-2012, 01:28 PM   #9
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While not "tragic" it would be nice to see better numbers under load.

When you get to it, using a local rebuilder instead of a generic "rebuilt" from the parts store often gives better results - AND besides keeping the money "local", you'll get feedback on the condition of the unit you bring in.

With a local electrical shop I've had results ranging from "it's fine, look for another issue, no charge" to "it's too far gone to be worth repair, I'll build you one that'll work better for just a bit more" when bringing in starters or alternators for repair.

In between the extremes, you'll get the "it's OK now, but it could use some freshening so it'll last & work better" (which sounds like your situation).

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