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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 11-06-2003, 02:01 PM   #21
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I just realized I have the same exact problem . If anyone figures this out post it up for us cursed white bonnes
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Old 11-07-2003, 11:21 AM   #22
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could the noise be a altinator? cuz last night i was driving home from school and i noticed that couldnt see me dash lights so i cheaked to see if they were turned down and they werent. and my head lights were really dim too. do i turned off my rear defroster and they made them a little bit brighter. and my car has never had to fight for power. how do i test if my altinator is dieing? dang my dad was right he said it would go out soon. next time im gonna listin.
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could the noise be a altinator? cuz last night i was driving home from school and i noticed that couldnt see me dash lights so i cheaked to see if they were turned down and they werent. and my head lights were really dim too. do i turned off my rear defroster and they made them a little bit brighter. and my car has never had to fight for power. how do i test if my altinator is dieing? dang my dad was right he said it would go out soon. next time im gonna listin.
Could very well be it!! Did you listen to the alternator while it'* spinning??
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Old 11-07-2003, 11:42 AM   #24
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i cant pinpoint where the noice is coming from. but its some thing powered by the serpintine(sp) belt or something on that side of the motor for sure
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i cant pinpoint where the noice is coming from. but its some thing powered by the serpintine(sp) belt or something on that side of the motor for sure
Well, it'* obvious that it needs to be replaced, so do that and see if that takes care of the noise.
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Old 11-07-2003, 12:06 PM   #26
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how much for a new one? are they easy to change?
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Autozone.com

ALTERNATOR for a
1992 BUICK LESABRE
-------------------------------Core Charge---Total
GOLD-DURALAST
105 AMP DLG1386-6-7 LLT $30.00 $139.99

DURALAST
105 AMP DL1380-6-7 LLT $33.00 $99.99

CS-SERIES
105 AMP 1380-6-7 1 YR $30.00 $77.99

CS-SERIES
CAN ALSO BE USED 1386-6-7 1 YR $30.00 $76.99

BECK/ARNLEY
105 AMP 186-6128 3 MO $55.00 $119.99

INFOZONE SEE 0 YR
"DIRECT CUSTOMER TO INFOZONE BROCHURES # 2"
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Old 11-07-2003, 12:31 PM   #28
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this may sound dumb but whats a core charge?
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Core charge is added to the price if you do not exchange your old part for the new part. Basically the core is your old part. If you take your old part in AFTER you buy the new part your core charge will be refunded to you, or if you take your old part in when you buy the new part and exchange it at the time of sale, you will not be charged a core charge. Basically your charged a fee if you do not give them your old one.
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If I were you I would get one from Autozone or some other auto parts place, you will pay less for it. I have always bought alternators from Autozone and they all have lasted a long time. The one in my daytona ( my friend owns it now) is still going strong after 4 years, and it was the cheapest one I could buy at the time.
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