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Old 01-26-2013, 04:46 PM   #5
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I fully recommend getting the alternator rebuilt by a local shop too. Mine went out on me and I had an extensive chat with the mechanic who said I needed a 400 dollar alternator. Apparently a lot of the alternators being built for our cars use garbage components, but a rebuild shop will actually use good quality stuff to rebuild it. If that alternator comes back through their door, they lose money, whereas a shop in China can take a 40 dollar loss on parts.
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What spare tire? The one that adds weight? Psh. Its wherever my A/C is.
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