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Anyone have to change an alternator

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by beefcake, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. Sep 2, 2010 at 1:46 PM
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    beefcake

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    I just changed mine, and one thing i can tell you is once it goes, it goes. i had a guy here in town rebuild an oem off another toyota tacoma instead of buying a redo at autozone. My truck has 180k with that original alternator, anyone else get the same with their original?
     
  2. Sep 3, 2010 at 8:37 AM
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    WITOY

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    Thats great performance.. my alt went at 120 or so.
    I rebuilt as well.
     
  3. Sep 3, 2010 at 11:49 AM
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    stucksucksnayota

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    If you dont mind me asking how much did it run you to have it rebuilt?
     
  4. Sep 5, 2010 at 7:46 AM
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    beefcake

    beefcake [OP] J-rob

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    here in Cali it cost $136 to get it rebuilt which is a little more expensive than buying a rebuilt from autozone, but it's better to have the whole thing rebuilt like i had than just having one part fixed and redone like they sell you at the parts stores.
     
  5. Sep 5, 2010 at 8:22 AM
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    mattleegee

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    so its better to rebuild the toyota one then buy a brand new re-manufactured one?

    I have the totally opposite results back in the Honda days when i had mine rebuilt and 4 months later it needed to be rebuilt again so i bought a autozone/shucks re-manufactured and didn't have a problem the last 1.5 years until i sold it
     
  6. Sep 5, 2010 at 8:33 AM
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    mine has 255k on it...knock on wood
     
  7. Sep 5, 2010 at 10:25 AM
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  8. Sep 5, 2010 at 3:42 PM
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  9. Sep 5, 2010 at 3:47 PM
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    i think it was around 109K miles when mine finally gave up the ghost

    i managed to revive it at around 50 or 60K but after countless wheeling trips...it just couldnt last any longer

    bought a refurb vatozone for around $200 because when youre in the woods...your options are limited

    luckily i had a good mechanic on hand...
     
  10. Sep 5, 2010 at 7:55 PM
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    hey is that will?
     
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  12. Sep 5, 2010 at 8:45 PM
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  13. Sep 5, 2010 at 9:06 PM
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    Note the tow rig and off colored hood :)
     
  14. Sep 5, 2010 at 10:11 PM
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    however that day it was a team effort

    Chad got me from the outpost to the campsite

    Hodge and a couple others got me from the campsite to every vatozone/pep boys/advanced auto within 50 miles and back

    Will got my crappy alt out and new alt in
     
  15. Sep 5, 2010 at 11:21 PM
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  16. Sep 6, 2010 at 8:51 AM
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  17. Sep 6, 2010 at 4:51 PM
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  18. Sep 6, 2010 at 10:30 PM
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    newb here...

    there's a huge range on when everyone's alternators had to be replaced. what causes an alternator to go out much quicker than someone elses?
     
  19. Sep 7, 2010 at 4:20 AM
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