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Old 03-21-2007, 04:59 PM   #1
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Default Does this ebay alternator look alright? ***FIXED***

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sounds like a good deal, it'* 100% new, what do you think?

ALSO, does the alternator have to be year/model specific? or must to come from a 1998 Pontiac Bonneville only?
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Says it'll fix. The picture doesn't look like my 97'* alternator. However they were changing a few things over the years. (somehow..I don't remember it looking like that)

What brand? Warranty? I can buy a rebuilt alternator at Advance or Autozone with a warranty for around that same price or a little less. A warranty is a nice thing to have.
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Says it'll fix. The picture doesn't look like my 97'* alternator. However they were changing a few things over the years. (somehow..I don't remember it looking like that)
thats cuz L36 and L67 alternators are different
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That alternator will work fine for you. His listing is deceiving. It'll work on all L36s. Not sure why he said it'* for 96-98 only.

How many amps does your current alternator put out? The replacement will need to deliver just as many amps, if not more.
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Says it'll fix. The picture doesn't look like my 97'* alternator. However they were changing a few things over the years. (somehow..I don't remember it looking like that)

What brand? Warranty? I can buy a rebuilt alternator at Advance or Autozone with a warranty for around that same price or a little less. A warranty is a nice thing to have.
I would be Tempted to get a Unit from Advance... simply due to the fact that if the alternator craps out you have a lifetime warranty and can get it replaced...

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the closest parts store to me is napa and they have several kinds of alternators listed.
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Technically for me Advance is the closest...but if Napa had a better warranty, I'd be willing to cross the road to go to Napa. Heck.. if Autozone was better (which my experience says not) I would drive the whole block up to their door.

The basis of the above dribble is ... if you can price one with a warranty close enough, it'* worth an extra couple bucks.

Oh..and don't forget. Napa gives a healthy discount for AAA members.
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well it'* a good thingi didn't buy a new alternator. It ended up being the tensioner pulley fell off and the bearing seized. Had to get it towed. All fixed now though!
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For reference, Autozone'* alternators have lifetime warranties as well, I just replaced mine, along with a new battery, and intake manifold, and spark plugs
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For reference, Autozone'* Duralast line of alternators is the worst quality available to the consumer. Plan to use your warranty. A few times.
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