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Old 06-16-2005, 11:01 AM   #1
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I know there are threads past... but I need some help regarding what I alternator I should buy. I'm having my uncle who is a mechanic at a dealer not too far from me drop it in and pick it up for me. I want the AC Delco 140 amp but last night whenever I called him he said he would need the number off my current alternator to figure out the replacement. He said there are a few for the 96' Bonneville that vary in size and he just wants to be 100% before we go any further. He said if I couldn't get the number off the Alt. to give him my VIN number.

Can any of you give me suggestions on this. I want him to get it for me, install it etc... just so I know it'* covered and who to go back to if I have problems(rather return to family than a stranger who will refuse to help.)

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just go to Advance and tell them you want a AC delco 140 lifetime warrenty, no need to **** around with PN'*
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blah then he won't do it. and if he has access to bigger (don't know how) i might as well check it out.
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We have several running here. I'm running a 160 amp, and SSEi95 is running a 200. Great alts, great warranty.
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okay what if i were to say I pretty much have to go through him to get this.... :P :P

not going to go into it..... but that'* just the way it is.... and things will never be the same...
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We have several running here. I'm running a 160 amp, and SSEi95 is running a 200. Great alts, great warranty.
is Gordy'* alt running, or just sitting on a bench?
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The alternator is really easy to change on these cars. It is literally a 10 minute job. Basic hand tools are needed(wrenches, or ratchet wrench) and the hardest part I encountered in doing it was getting enough leverage to move the belt tensioner to remove the belt.
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S1 is < 2. Remove serpentine belt, well just move it out of the way. Two bolts. Large screwdriver, pull up, disconnect wires. FYI for S1 owners.


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