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1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

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Old 01-24-2005, 12:39 AM   #1
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Went out to my car this morning after driving for 1:15 last night from the cities meet to here. Car had NO juice. With my brand new Optima, and nothing left on, my bets are a fried Alt. Probably why my old batt didn't work so great.

After seeing this link... http://www.mralternator.com/

are Series II (L36 or L67) the same as L27 alternators?

Also what are some other good deals at stores, or online? Mr Alt is pricey..
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Call him for the right alt. I've seen nothing that compares to his quality, as proven here in several (a dozen?) cars. His warranty is the best as well.
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Options from $75 -215 here:
http://www.partsamerica.com/SelectPa...ectParts%2Easp

Mankato store hours:
http://advanceauto.know-where.com/ad...ato::MN::56001

I have heard that both last longer when the battery and alternator are replaced together. (I have never done it, but I have read some horror stories here about 3 or more alternators in 7 years!)

Another option. Here in Ames, there is a great little shop (Ames Auto Electric) that rebuilds alternators, starters, and generators from pretty much anything. They are quick, do good work, and it usually costs about $60-75 to rebuild an alternator. They rebuilt the starter for my SSEi for $62. I don't know if Wenzel Auto Electric there in Mankato does the same?
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Wenzel Auto Electric
1325 3rd AV & Maxfield ST.
Mankato PH 625-1001
From what Ive heard this guy is the MAN !!
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DOOD AC delco 140 amp lifetime warrenty from Advance. The cheapest for the price
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I was talking to my mom at work (does the books for 98th street auto in Bloomington) and she passed the phone onto the shop manager. I'm getting a Factory Delco Reman 140 amp for Wholesale price. Reman instead of rebuild, so everything inside is new

But for the suggestions.
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that is what i have and love it. its a tight fit to get it in there
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how many amps are the stock alts. on a 96 SE??
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There are 105 and 140 amp depending on what model and options you have. Heated windshield for example come with a 140 amp alt. Your SE most likely has the 105.

Pat, i believe they're all the same size, but they have different windings and regulators inside. Well Smellbirds 200amp we installed was the same size.
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Whats the safest amp size to run?
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