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Let's Do This Alternator Convo Again...

Old 05-29-2004, 03:00 PM
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Well I need to do this alternator thing ASAP, trying to get all the cars back on the road 100%, replaced the ignition in the Jeep, need a higher amp alternator in the AE BAD, my stereo completely drains it.



First off, what needs to be done to make the 3rd gen alternator work? I know it's load sensing where the s4 alt is not, is that a worry? Does something need to be re-wired? Next, pulley situation, just bore out banzai's dual pulley? Honestly if I can get this figured out, I'll have someone crank out a bunch of them for all of us, it would be nice to have a reliable source, that keeps the price where it starts instead of trying to gouge fellow rx-7 owner's



So give me some info, let's make this **** happen, I'll get with banzai and see if he can bore the dual pulley's out a bit more for the 3rd gen alt, then we'd need to crank out some wiring harness and the cost of the alt... life would be good.
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Old 05-29-2004, 03:39 PM
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Alrighty, I ordered a Powermasters 140 amp alternator, natural finish, I'll let you know how easy the install is when it gets here, if all is good I'll get a set up in the store and start blowing them out. My dealer did not have them in stock so I do not know how long it will take.
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Old 05-29-2004, 06:39 PM
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awesome. s4 alternater sucks goats for quarters
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Old 05-29-2004, 06:40 PM
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Indeed! I hope to get it in within a week or two, I'll definetely keep everyone posted!
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Old 05-29-2004, 08:12 PM
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My alternator just went out!
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Originally Posted by 1Revvin7' date='May 29 2004, 06:12 PM
My alternator just went out!
Well this is my estimate of costs on alternator:

1 - New 140 amp powermasters alternator $130 plus shipping

2 - Wiring pigtail $5.00 (estimate)

3 - Dual pulley $17.00, single free

4 - Bolts $5.00 (estimate)



Depending on what I gotta do to bore out the dual pulley, figure some fees for cc processing and a couple bucks for me, giving me about $15.00 for my time we're at $175 plus shipping, which is a shitload cheaper then the FD Alternator aternative I have seen around which is now up to $190 for a reman 100 amp.
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i think i can come up with the s4 alternator plugs
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Old 05-29-2004, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by j9fd3s' date='May 29 2004, 06:20 PM
i think i can come up with the s4 alternator plugs
Alrighty let me know, this model of alternator is on a fuggin crapload of GM cars and Jeeps, in fact the Jeep factory setup has a pigtail on it. I dunno if the local parts store will have the pigtail or not....
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I'll post up all the part #'s for those that want to do it theirselves too! err, when I figure out what all the parts are LOL
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i think the shaft on the s6 is a little shoter than the s4, but since your going with an aftermarket then that doesn't count.



That is, however, something that needs to be taken into account. (the correct spacing fore to aft to line the belts up w/ the water pump.
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