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This is a discussion on reman alternator within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; 193,000 miles on stock alternator ,no problems until power steering high pressure hose starts leaking,kills alternator.2 weeks ago i replaced ...

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    193,000 miles on stock alternator ,no problems until power steering high pressure hose starts leaking,kills alternator.2 weeks ago i replaced the hose and alternator,autozone was the only place that had a alternator in stock,i installed both parts correctly,former auto technician,and everything was fine until my wife had to go to town today.the power gauge in the car would not read over 13 volts while driving and at red lights with a/c and radio off it would go down to the edge of the yellow warning area.this never happened with the stock alternator.did i get a bad reman alt?any help would be appreciated.

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    yeah probablly. I'd hook a meter up to test it just to make sure, then send it back and tell them it has low charging output and you wanna try another. Or get a refund?

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    A friend of mine recent had to get 4 of them from AutoZone to get one that worked. Seriously.

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    called chevy dealer in montgomery on my way to work,i figured i'd take that pos alternator back to autozone and get one from the stealership,they wanted $416.00 for a alternator!then on my way home from work this morning(just walked in the door on already on ls1.com)the car did perfect,with headlights,fog lights,a/c,and stereo on the gauge stayed on the good side of 13 volts.wtf! if the damn thing has trouble charging in the daytime with just the a/c on how the hell does it do great with lights and everthing else on?

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    I have had bad experiences with a reman alternator as well. However, most places like autozone offer a lifetime warranty on the alternator. It is a pain to replace a second time. I would see if they would allow you to upgrade to a new one. The dealerships alternator will not be much better as far as quality. Also make sure that your PS is not still leaking onto your alternator. That was the same cause for my alternator going out. I also refuse to buy reman crap again. When I looked inside the alternator I could see rust from the previous use... all they did was replace the housing to make it look new.

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    or try a local rebuild shop. I had great experience and saved lots of $ going that route. Althought his first one failed after several months, he replaced AND installed the 'new' one for free. last one lasted for years...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02WS6dream View Post
    or try a local rebuild shop. I had great experience and saved lots of $ going that route. Althought his first one failed after several months, he replaced AND installed the 'new' one for free. last one lasted for years...
    +1 on that. deal with the people doing the work. parts stores will just keep pulling them off the shelf till they find one that works for you.

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    i'm tempted to get a alternator out of a junkyard(i know a guy that owns one)and take it back to autozone, get my money back ,and have the one that's one the car rebuilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02transamce View Post
    i'm tempted to get a alternator out of a junkyard(i know a guy that owns one)and take it back to autozone, get my money back ,and have the one that's one the car rebuilt.
    You could go that route. Save the money and rebuild the current one. I replaced the alt on my last car with one from Pep Boys. A year later, it seized and I replaced it with one from AutoZone and I returned the seized one and got my money back.

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    probably will. no telling when that alternator will crap out.

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