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Old 08-19-2010, 08:35 PM   #1
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Anyone know of a source for an alternator rebuild kit for our altenators? Would probably need bearing, brushes and rectifier.
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Old 08-19-2010, 09:03 PM   #2
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You know if you bought a re-manufactured one from like Napa or O-rielly's then if it goes bad then they rep;lace it for free. Just some food for thought
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Old 08-19-2010, 09:25 PM   #3
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Yeah looked at that. I'm a kinda DIY guy, plus it gives me a chance to teach my kids something about mechanics, so they are not clueless when they get out on their own.
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Old 08-19-2010, 09:47 PM   #4
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I'd recommend just getting a used or new one from here or Napa, alternators are a pain, i've used many/towrn apart to make my hommade windmill system and basically all there is to it is a shaft and bearings, with LOADS of copper wiring and magnets. Both copper and the magnets probably new N20-30's are going to be about the price of just getting a new one, and copper is just expensive in general.
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Old 08-19-2010, 09:48 PM   #5
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If you keep fixing it for them, they'll always be clueless. Therefore, if you find a kit, you should let them rebuild the alternator. j/k lol

I think you can teach them just as much about frustration and expense by showing them how to replace a full unit. That alone is worth the investment. The last alternator that my dad ever rebuilt was in our early 70's ford van.....at least once a year. Wow, that brings back some horrific memories. Used to think that sky blue van was the fugly, but nowadays, it would be pimp. Modern cars are almost modular so things get diagnosed and replaced relatively easily (unless its and alternator for a 300ZXTT that basically requires you to remove the motor to replace it)....
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:38 PM   #6
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Right, I don't intend on replacing a stator or windings, just the little stuff that typically wear our, like the brushes or bearing or rectifier. First one I ever did was on my 76 Pontiac, back when I was earning 800 dollars a month. Did it in the driveway of my rented room. Anyway, back to the question,,,, where can I buy a kit?
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:39 PM   #7
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Right, I don't intend on replacing a stator or windings, just the little stuff that typically wear our, like the brushes or bearing or rectifier. First one I ever did was on my 76 Pontiac, back when I was earning 800 dollars a month. Did it in the driveway of my rented room. Anyway, back to the question,,,, where can I buy a kit?

An auto electric repair shop?
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:35 PM   #8
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Find a junkyard that has subarus in it, find one with low mileage and an alternator that looks good. Buy it for $20-$40. Install it, if it works, great, if not, take it back and buy a reman from wherever you want.


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Old 01-29-2012, 03:10 AM   #9
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I found this old thread, and find it hilarious that nobody listened to what he said. I am replacing my alternator and because I bought a new one there is no core charge, so I'd like to rebuild mine for fun, bearings are the problem. does any body know where to get a rebuild kit?
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:36 AM   #10
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If its the motorola unit that subaru used oem for many years it is not designed to be overhauled and finding a kit with the correct bearings, brushes, etc is probably not an option. Its a giant piece of crap, anyway.

To answer the op question, check www.aspwholesale.com

Having done some alternator work on aircraft units (usually auto units with small changes) there is a lot to be said for being able to id the problem. For example, Rebuilding an alternator and then finding out the volt reg was the problem would be costly and frustrating. And usually, the arm and stator are not the problem but if they are, its often cheaper to replace the unit with a overhauled one off the shelf than to buy those parts.
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