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Old 01-12-2005, 03:20 PM   #1
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rebuilt alternator or new?????

should i buy a rebuilt alternator from autopartswarehouse.com? or a new one from somewhere else? anyone know cuz mine is shot.
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Old 01-12-2005, 04:59 PM   #2
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any one help me quick because i want to order one tonight because it sucks not having a car....i have a 1991 325i..if that help any, i dont really want to spend a ton of money on a new part so i was wondering if i should buy a remanufactured part that is cheaper but would it last a long time or as long as a new one would? i dont have tons of money so the cheaper i could get one the better
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Old 01-12-2005, 05:57 PM   #3
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Rebuilt is fine.. as long as it's bosch and it's done by a good shop, they usually offer a guarentee on rebuilds too
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Old 01-12-2005, 06:12 PM   #4
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Remanufactuered is the way to go there. New is way too expensive.

Most remaned units carry a respectable warranty as well.
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Old 01-12-2005, 07:52 PM   #5
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most of the time, the ones you buy new are remaned buy the factory anyway.
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Old 01-12-2005, 09:23 PM   #6
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Old 01-12-2005, 10:38 PM   #7
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thanks guys. i bought a remanufactured one for 147$ and then 75$ core price...from what my friend tells me i can send my old alternator back to the company and get that core charge back...is he right?
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Old 01-12-2005, 11:06 PM   #8
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Yeah.. thats how core charges work...
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