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Old 01-08-2018, 11:40 PM   #4
fleetw00d
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Originally Posted by deevergote View Post
Also, don't assume that your new alternator is necessarily good. Especially if it's a parts store remanufactured unit. Those things are a crap shoot at best (though I HAVE seen brand new OEM parts be bad right out of the box as well...)
He put one in from a junkyard - always a dicey choice unless somehow it is still low mileage or the car is obviously there because it was wrecked (still running before it wound up in the yard). I did pull one a couple weeks ago for another guy who couldn't get there; car had 170k. He hasn't complained, which means either it worked or he hasn't installed it yet.

I also had an issue with one where the main negative cable connection to the transmission housing was almost completely loose; caused all sorts of problems.

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