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Old 01-17-2006, 09:10 PM   #11
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All Delcos are remans, it has a lifetime warranty on it. I don't wanna deal with swapping because they keep dieing though.
Yes All delcos are remans... I have one in my 95 SE Bonneville with a lifetime warranty... Its been 2-2.5 years getting close to 3... With out a single issue...

Before I had purchased Advanced Auto parts Lifetime alternator... First one failed in 2 months( the guy told me it was remanufactured by AC Delco, Bunch of BS sorta )... The second one gave me about 6 more months and had nothing but low voltage issues and finally died( they told me it was a problem with my car and not the alternator, that turned in to a battle... I told them about their sorry **** alternators )... The next one lasted almost a year and then the bearings went, voltage started dropping off the map too .... I got irratated and demanded they they get me an AC Delco unit.... They said it was the same company they remanufactured the units.... I told them to get an AC Delco unit, in an AC Delco Box with an AC Delco reman sticker on the alternator... I have had no further issues at all...

I actually work with a guy that retired from AC Delco... We chatted about the Alternators... I was told they they had to pass a strict set of tests and standards to have the AC Delco reman sticker on the alternator... The others were sent back, and are the ones you get under private label.... I have yet to ever see an aftermarket alternator sold under private label like Duralast, and a few others that deal with Advance or Autozone that was worth a crapp... I have seen them fail time and time again...

I have one on my 91 LE bonneville now... I don't trust it... I may get a rebuild kit in the future and rebuild the sucker myself... I know my friend has a few of those alts around...

Are the units you get AC Delco units? They run about $180 for a 96 Lesabre...

And on another note the newer Delphi alternators seem to suck worse than any AC Delco I have ever had...

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I currently have the AC Delco 140 amp alternator, it'* $145 actually. Are you referring to the new or reman aftermarket alts? I am referring to the new Autolite not the reman. I guess I will just go get a replacement on warranty, maybe I have one that slipped by, because like I said it never did work totally right from the start.
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And on another note the newer Delphi alternators seem to suck worse than any AC Delco I have ever had...

Delphi and AC Delco are the same company "in essence"...a good chunk of alternators for these cars should have Delco Remy written somewhere on them, espically if you have the factory still chuggin along...delco remy up until a few years ago was a major supplier to gm of everything electrical...till they were gobbled up by delphi, so now if you have a newer gm car, your stock alternator is a delphi, still made by the same people in the same factorys that have made gm alternators for 50+ years
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And on another note the newer Delphi alternators seem to suck worse than any AC Delco I have ever had...

Delphi and AC Delco are the same company "in essence"...a good chunk of alternators for these cars should have Delco Remy written somewhere on them, espically if you have the factory still chuggin along...delco remy up until a few years ago was a major supplier to gm of everything electrical...till they were gobbled up by delphi, so now if you have a newer gm car, your stock alternator is a delphi, still made by the same people in the same factorys that have made gm alternators for 50+ years
Yeah I realize this... I yhave seen a lot of the newer units fail time and time again... A few befor the warranty even expired...

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