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battery is not charging and have a smell and noise coming from the alternator. it is a new battery(1yr) so i am guessing alternator. any suggestions and tips on replacement.
 

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i have a stock alternator i can sell to you super cheap, i know it works i'm using it now :p i have a high output one i need to put in.

i can also tell you everything you need to know about changing the alternator.. as i've done it 6 times (i tend to blow them up with my amplifier and sub)
 

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thanks but i live in toronto and i want to get it fast.plus i will have to pay for boarder cross shipping so i might as well buy it here
 

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ok, no problem, you can get them at any parts store thier about $180 USD so probably $240 CAD
 

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alternator problems

i am still looking for ideas about whether it is the alternator or not. as i said before, the battery in not charging and there is a smell and noise coming from the alternator.
 

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chances are, it IS the alternator, you can change it in under an hour if you know what your doing
 

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Heres a quick way to tell if it the alternator or not. check your battery voltage with a multimeter while the car is off. you will have probably in the range of 10Volts DC - 12vdc. Now start the car up, and the battery voltage should read in the range of 13.5vdc-14Vdc. Most of the time if your alternator is out you wont see any real change in the voltage or you might see a light drop in voltage. Also there is a company on ebay thats selling 170amp alternators called "LOAD BOSS" So far it has put up the best fight with this system has a lifetime warranty too. it lasted me 10 months before draining the life from it.


Can you show me the 1 hour way of pulling and replacing this thing? I'm on my fourth now due to my stereo (2500watt). I've now got 2 alternators that have lifetime exchange so when one blows I slap the other in. heh.
 

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anouther way to test your alternator is to start your car and unplug the battery.

if the car dies your alternator is an 8 pound paper weight
 
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