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3 alternators?!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by JaxieBrown, May 5, 2019.

  1. May 5, 2019 at 11:59 AM
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    JaxieBrown

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    Does anyone know where the ground straps are located ? This is 3 alternators in 6 months,could it be bad ground or trailer hitch wiring causing issues.Frame was replaced ,radio resets every now and then .
     
  2. May 5, 2019 at 12:05 PM
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    Wyoming09

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    Poor quality rebuilds I went through 6 in a weekend
     
  3. May 5, 2019 at 1:24 PM
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    Everything but the driveshaft. B03A - 410
    Where are you buying these alternators? There are some known big box parts stores with garbage alternators.
     
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  4. May 5, 2019 at 3:12 PM
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    I did 5 or 6 in my mustang before I ended up with a good one. The first worked about 3 weeks, the shortest lasted about... 2 minutes. The others worked but their output was low.
     
  5. May 5, 2019 at 8:18 PM
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    That's the reason I'll replace mine with one from Toyota. It will most probably be rebuilt but I'll take my chances with the vendor that rebuilds them for Toyota. That's if mine ever wears out. They don't cost $700 new for no reason. They last almost forever which is why you can still get a brand new one for a first gen. Ya just gotta "pucker up" when you pay for it.
     
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  6. May 5, 2019 at 8:20 PM
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    Everything but the driveshaft. B03A - 410
    I ordered a set of brushes from for mine. I'm going to re-brush it before reinstallation.
     
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  7. May 5, 2019 at 9:05 PM
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    i am going through chapStick like crazy it seems!
    good to know an alternator might not be in the works anytime soon
    this A/C on the other hand is concerning me, how long is that supposed to last? the part that is behind the dash
    (its rattling only when I am accelerating after having the A/C running on the freeway and then turned off on the city streets)
     
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  8. May 5, 2019 at 9:36 PM
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    Everything but the driveshaft. B03A - 410
    Until it develops a leak or becomes contaminated with shrapnel from a compressor that has disintegrated.
     
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  9. May 6, 2019 at 1:07 AM
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    The Last Alternator I bought was a Toyota Rebuild from Toyota cost and core charge was not that bad.

    The thing with parts like this if you have only one vehicle waiting for parts might not be possible
     
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  10. May 6, 2019 at 7:35 AM
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    ground wires are located negative battery post to inner D/S fender well, small diameter wire 10 guage, large wire #4 or #6 from negative battery post to D/S block just in front of the motor mount and if a 3.4 on the rear of the P/S head to the fire wall, on the 4 cyl back of the head to the firewall.
    If the chassis isnt grounded to the battery the current WILL find a path to the negative batery post however it can and sometimes not the best way either.
     
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  11. May 6, 2019 at 8:03 AM
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    This is a better time than ever to order a new wire kit as well as an alternator from @BamaToy1997

    I'm just waiting a bit before I order a wire kit from him; just dumped a ton of money into my toy.
     
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  12. May 6, 2019 at 8:33 AM
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    Everything but the driveshaft. B03A - 410
    ^^^^ This.
     
  13. May 6, 2019 at 8:58 AM
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  14. May 6, 2019 at 9:25 AM
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    That time I got everyone from Advanced Auto within 60 miles

    Holiday Weekend my normal go to Auto Electric Shop went to the Lake or Grand Ma`s house.

    Lesson learned I now have a Alternator and Starter on the shelf just for that reason
     
  15. May 6, 2019 at 10:27 AM
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    I've been running a 200amp from @BamaToy1997 for two years now and I've been very satisfied. I get a consistent 14.2 output while driving and it still handles all the need of the extra electronics and winch. That said, I have seen some folks run GM 105AMP ones but can't attest to that.
     
  16. May 6, 2019 at 12:35 PM
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    Kings,total chaos uppers, Deavers, JBA headers, Borla exhuast, engine mods, DC power 270 amp alt, 2k watts of sound, gps alarm.
    LC engineering’s alternators are very good toyota rebuilds too!, aswell as bamatoy’s. LC has different amp ratings too. I’ve run a billet DC power alt for about seven years that’s 300 amps, but I’ve heard here that others are having problems with their brackets breaking, they run about 700 bucks but if you’re in San Bernadino you can pick one up at their shop for 500 bucks like I did. I also run a 250 amp DC power alternator on a Subaru Impreza and they are the same price as a non reman factory alternator. I recommend factory for these parts or go to any good vendor I listed for something that’ll last ya.
     

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