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Old 04-18-2006, 09:18 AM   #1
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Altenator Not Charging

I'm hoping that you guys can recommend something in the mississauga area where i can get a replacement altenator for my 95 318i

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Old 04-18-2006, 09:33 AM   #2
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Dealer sells re-manufactured alternators with a 2 year warranty.

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Old 04-18-2006, 01:00 PM   #3
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Lookup any alternator\starter rebuilder, they can rebuild it for <100$
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Old 04-18-2006, 01:49 PM   #4
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Canadian tire carries them too.. havent had issues with any i bought from them before

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Old 04-18-2006, 02:34 PM   #5
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Rebuilt is the cheapest route.
$$$ depends on what is wrong with it.
My old Audi Just needed a diode and brushes for the voltage regulator.
$450 from the dealer or $60 for it to be rebuild @ Alcotte Alternator.
Geuss which one I went with.
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Old 04-18-2006, 03:30 PM   #6
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rebuilds are the way to go, whatever route you go, its very easy to change the alternator, you can save yourself some labour costs by doing it yourself
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Old 04-18-2006, 04:37 PM   #7
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Is it a valeo alternator? Isn't the thing that fails with those is the voltage regulator? just speculating
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Old 04-18-2006, 07:40 PM   #8
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ya, it's a valeo unit. I ended up getting one that was rebuilt to output a bit more amperage, as I'm sure the current draw is what killed it in the first place.

Thanks for the info guys
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