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Changing alternator

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by happyb, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. Jul 3, 2010 at 5:23 PM
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    happyb

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    I have the chance to pick up the tow package alternator for cheap. I was wondering how difficult it is to change out the alternators? Also ate there any additional things that I would need.
     
  2. Jul 3, 2010 at 10:12 PM
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  3. Jul 5, 2010 at 6:47 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
  4. Jul 5, 2010 at 1:15 PM
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  5. Jul 5, 2010 at 1:16 PM
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    wat?
    yep...pretty much it...tearing mine out tonight
     
  6. Jul 5, 2010 at 1:19 PM
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    Oh so they have two different alternators?
     
  7. Jul 5, 2010 at 1:23 PM
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    wat?
    looks like two manufacturers and two sizes. sizes are dependent upon factory towing package, i know for sure. not sure if that correlates to the manufacturers as well.
     
  8. Jul 5, 2010 at 1:49 PM
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    what alt did you get?
     
  9. Jul 5, 2010 at 1:50 PM
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    took me 30 mins to swap out mine back in march.. its very easy to do.
     
  10. Jul 5, 2010 at 1:52 PM
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    going to order it tonight when i get off. no one has it in stock around here, but advanced will price match oreilly's ($15 cheaper) and they can have it tomorrow vs. thursday for oreilly's. all i know is i'm getting the 130A for th etowing package. i will try to remember to post in here when i get home and let you know the manufacturer.
     
  11. Jul 5, 2010 at 1:53 PM
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    wat?
    if you did it on that 1st gen in your info, it's a different beast on this motor
     
  12. Jul 5, 2010 at 1:55 PM
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    Hmmmm.... interesting? My first alternator took a dive and the dealer swapped it out under warranty but I'm not sure which one they replaced it with. I have an 06' TRD Sport 4x4 with the tow package.:cool:
     
  13. Jul 5, 2010 at 1:58 PM
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    wat?
    better make sure it's the 130A you paid for...lol
     
  14. Jul 5, 2010 at 2:09 PM
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    Lol....yeah I know huh?!?! I still have the invoice and all that but how can I know for sure its the 130A? Is there a way I can just look at it and tell?:cool:
     
  15. Jul 5, 2010 at 2:16 PM
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    wat?
    should be able to tell by the part number...mine is still partially caked in mud, so i cant help as we speak...lol
     
  16. Jul 5, 2010 at 2:19 PM
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  17. Jul 5, 2010 at 2:45 PM
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    Oh okay. If I can see the number, whats the next step to check the number to see if its the right one?
     
  18. Jul 5, 2010 at 6:57 PM
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    wat?
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    i'd just check the number across the internet for an applicable part#. mine was a denso BTW
     
  19. Jul 5, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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  20. Jul 6, 2010 at 2:35 AM
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    they will not warranty an alternator caked in mud
     
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