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Old 04-20-2014, 10:31 AM   #1
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New member, need some help

Hello everyone, my 2007 Focus SES hatchback with 145,000 miles on it needs a new alternator. Problem is that online there are a lot of different part numbers listed. My model is a Massachusetts pzev, automatic, I also have the winter package. I see different amperages listed. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-20-2014, 06:57 PM   #3
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Hi. Yep. Lots of brands and types to choose from. New and rebuilt Alts are often a gamble. Always hurts to replace one and later find out the new one is bad. Some peeps here encourage you to have your old one REBUILT at a local alt shop. Other peeps encourage you to stay away from the LIFETIME guaranty ones available at car parts stores like Auto Zone and similar places. Other peeps like the local lifetime guaranty ones for the sake of convenience,

Motorcraft (OEM) brand is often the best gamble but is often the most expensive. This online store is a good place to shop->

http://www.rockauto.com

Call rockauto and ask them.

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http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/x,ma...FOCUS,vtype,US

Enter in your engine type (2.0 or 2.3)

Then choose brand/cost you desire & is PZEV & Auto trans

Also call Ford dealer Parts dept and ask for cost and part number. They do not like handing out part numbers, so ask nicely.

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Old 04-21-2014, 07:00 AM   #4
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Thanks for the feedback. I assume that I have an evap system because it is PZEV. And it's an automatic. The main issue is that I have the winter package, so is it 110 or 120 amps. I'll see if I can get some info out of the dealer. The original was replaced 20k ago. I am sticking with motocraft. Rock auto carries them. Put a cheap one in and now paying the price.

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I looked around and still am a little confused myself.

About Alts used in PZEV verses non-PZEV cars:
If your engine is a 2.0 you have Alt options for PZEV verses non-PZEV. So you must ensure to get the proper Alt.
If your engine is a 2.3 you do not have Alt options for PZEV verses non-PZEV. The Alts available for the 2.3 are same part number shown for the 2.0 PZEV.

Also note that "PZEV" is part of the description of REMY and ACDELCO Alts -and yet- Motorcraft Alt part descriptions make NO references to PZEV verses non-PZEV.

About Alts that have "w/o Evaporative Emissions" verses "w/ Evaporative Emissions:
This method of description is used by MotorCraft (Alts) and I believe it breaks down like this;
w/o Evaporative Emissions = meets Federal emission standards
w/ Evaporative Emissions = meets California (CARB) emissions standards

The Motorcraft part description seems to fail to identify a unique Alt for PZEV cars.

Your PZEV is (at a minimum) a "w/ Evaporative Emissions" car.

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Called the parts counter at the dealer where I purchased the vehicle. Gave him the info and said I think it's a GL659. He said that I was correct. I can get the genuine Motocraft much less online, than at the dealer. The after market one that I installed 2 years ago charges fine but is draining the battery overnight. Looks like an internal short due to a bad diode.

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Cool. GL659 (120A) on a 2007 2.0 engine with winter package, while others might normally be a 110A version. Nice call on getting the motorcraft brand.

I am spoiled bc you can usually find what you need based on MAKE, MODEL, YEAR, TRIM, ENGINE and XSMN.

The rockauto (and other databases) makes it hard to find your/my Alt online because of "not enuf data" or "conflicting/different product descriptions" and a lack of an additional filter to select things like PZEV or non-PZEV.

The GL660 for the 2.0 engine is for the Standard Transmission; then for the 2.3 engine, all of the Motorcraft Alt's have no transmission ID at all, to include the GL660. <you big whiner>.

I'm still a little confused. Been that way for many years tho.
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