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Old 07-09-2019, 05:38 PM   #1
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Remanufactured or New Alternator

After 15 years my alternator gave out. So my question is, Do most of you go with rebuilds or new?
Mine is for a 2004 zx5 2.3l But i noticed 2 different amps 90 or 115.
This project is like no other alt. chg I've done. It'll be just a little more of challenge. but doable.

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After that day the battery light was on and did a meter test it wasn't charging. Car sat for three days started and no battery light charging at 14.4. If an alternator goes it goes all at once correct? So now maybe its just the pigtail? I haven't gone into it yet to investigate it'll be nice if its just that. Or the alternator has a poltergeist lol
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The pigtail is a known issue.
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Well after 1 1/2 hrs later the unit is out. The pigtail seems fine no corrosion. But should I replace anyways?
The alternator were the positive connects to is corroded I guess a new ALT. is in order.
The positive lead has a little corrosion but I can scrap it of with my finger just surface green. So what do you think?

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