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Old 04-29-2004, 01:11 PM   #1
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Default Alternator Question

At What Mileage are Legacy's Alternators expected to burn out?
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Old 04-29-2004, 01:58 PM   #2
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150K and still going.. so must be later.. than that
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Old 04-29-2004, 02:00 PM   #3
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They're never really expected to burn out at all. In normal usage, alternators should easily be good for 150,000 miles or more...

There was a bunch of defective ones, though. They were covered under a factory recall. Have your local dealer run your vin to see if your car qualifies. My '97 had a replacement alternator done.


edit: Heh. Nitron snuck that in while I was typing.
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Old 04-29-2004, 03:53 PM   #4
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I had the recall done on my 1998.

I am at 116K total (less than that on the alternator) and still fine.

Is this why you were blowing bulbs? It was you wasn't it??
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Old 04-29-2004, 05:39 PM   #5
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I've got 98k on my 1995 and the Alt is very loud. Never checked to see if it qualifies for a recall, though. I'm going to get it replaced with something else, though. I just don't like it.
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