Now THAT was WIERD! (Now w/ pics) - Page 2 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Everything Electrical & Electronic Have an electrical problem? Lighting, Alternators, gauges, DIC, HUD, etc? Post it here. Please post Audio problems in the Audio forum, and Engine control problems in the appropriate Mechanical forum for your year.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-29-2006, 04:40 PM   #11
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Twin Falls, Idaho
Posts: 7,545
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Hans is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by willwren
John'* hood vents won't be an issue. Mine aren't, and they're in the same spot.

Our engines get soaked on a wet freeway every day without hood vents.
Gotta disagree. with the car sitting for 3 months, water could pile up inside the alternator, this causes rust and eventually causes the bearings to take a sh**.


A splash in the alternator while its moving will not harm it, but having water pool up inside it will cause loads of problems i'd think.
Hans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2006, 04:42 PM   #12
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Bonney Lake/Ellensburg, Washington- WCBF '04, '05, '06, '07 Survivor-
Posts: 7,098
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
driverjohn2005 is on a distinguished road
Default

Ok, I checked it this morning, yeah, that pulley on the alternator ain't going ANYWHERE. Time for a new alternator, again....

I took some pics, but now I can't find my camera USB connector The engine bay still reaks of burnt serpentine belt

Bill, I'm going to start looking into that magnetice covers for those vents
driverjohn2005 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2006, 04:45 PM   #13
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

Alternators won't 'pool' water. They're designed to get wet. Rain isn't going to cause any more problems than 100% humidity on the normal winter days we have in the NW.

My alternator was exposed in the Zilla all last winter with no issues, and John and I only live 4 hours apart. Car was frozen solid on more than one occasion.

I suspect the inferior 92-93 alternator strikes again. I suggest getting a 140 amp alternator from a 94/95 to replace it with.
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2006, 04:47 PM   #14
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Bonney Lake/Ellensburg, Washington- WCBF '04, '05, '06, '07 Survivor-
Posts: 7,098
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
driverjohn2005 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by willwren
I suspect the inferior 92-93 alternator strikes again. I suggest getting a 140 amp alternator from a 94/95 to replace it with.
That'* what I am thinking. How much fabrication will I have to do to make it work?
driverjohn2005 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2006, 04:57 PM   #15
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

None.

Bolts right up. My 160 custom alternator was made from a 95 140. And bolted right up on the Zilla.

You MAY have to put a larger terminal end on the charge cable to the battery if the post on the new alt is larger than the stocker.
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2006, 05:08 PM   #16
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Bonney Lake/Ellensburg, Washington- WCBF '04, '05, '06, '07 Survivor-
Posts: 7,098
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
driverjohn2005 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by willwren
None.

Bolts right up. My 160 custom alternator was made from a 95 140. And bolted right up on the Zilla.

You MAY have to put a larger terminal end on the charge cable to the battery if the post on the new alt is larger than the stocker.
Sounds good. So I'll just ask NAPA for a 94-95 SSEi Alternator then, right?

Would the larger terminal just for safety reasons?
driverjohn2005 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2006, 05:22 PM   #17
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Twin Falls, Idaho
Posts: 7,545
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Hans is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by driverjohn2005
Quote:
Originally Posted by willwren
None.

Bolts right up. My 160 custom alternator was made from a 95 140. And bolted right up on the Zilla.

You MAY have to put a larger terminal end on the charge cable to the battery if the post on the new alt is larger than the stocker.
Sounds good. So I'll just ask NAPA for a 94-95 SSEi Alternator then, right?

Would the larger terminal just for safety reasons?

larger terminal? you can run a larger power wire to the battery, this is part of the "big 3" from the car stereo world.


I still think the excessive water, build up in the alternator accelerated the failure, however it seems these alternators only like to last a few months to a couple years max. I've had my share of burnt up 105s, I still have a 105 on my car but got the lifetime warranty, so if it craps out I can get another for cheaper.


140 will be superior in just about everyway if you can afford it, you just cant use the "core" from your car.
Hans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2006, 08:08 PM   #18
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Bonney Lake/Ellensburg, Washington- WCBF '04, '05, '06, '07 Survivor-
Posts: 7,098
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
driverjohn2005 is on a distinguished road
Default

Ok, NAPA can't even order it in Schucks can get me a BOSCH (BOSCH = Bad) one for $216, and that includes the core charge So, I'm going to have a buddy (Matt SN: 2000CadillacSTS) price one from the dealership at cost. If that is still steep, then I'm going to go custom. Matt also knows of place that does custom work and can put any amperage (SP?).

But here are the horror pics:





(Admins/Mods, now that we know it'* an alternator issue, feel free to move it to the "Electronics" section)
driverjohn2005 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2006, 08:14 PM   #19
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

How long has the car sat? Maybe this is a combination of the vents and not running it. Mine gets wet all the time, but during that period of exposure, it was driven at least every other day.

Try a wrecker, John.
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2006, 08:16 PM   #20
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Bonney Lake/Ellensburg, Washington- WCBF '04, '05, '06, '07 Survivor-
Posts: 7,098
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
driverjohn2005 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by willwren
How long has the car sat? Maybe this is a combination of the vents and not running it. Mine gets wet all the time, but during that period of exposure, it was driven at least every other day.

Try a wrecker, John.
About 3 months, if not longer. I think it'* the combination as well.

I might putts my way up to a wrecker. Usually there isn't much, I'd be lucky if there was anything there Bonneville wise.
driverjohn2005 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
wierd outside mirror issue (now replacement issue) skregal 2000-2005 8 08-05-2007 05:44 PM
We just lost a 93 SSEi. :( NOW WITH PICS DAY TIME PICS NOW willwren General GM Chat 90 06-04-2006 11:55 PM
this is wierd (at least to me ne way) LittleHoov General GM Chat 10 06-22-2003 10:21 PM
Wierd temp. control (some help would be VERY NICE...) Burgundy_Boat 1992-1999 11 05-01-2003 10:51 AM
Wierd question but pretty technical fly89gta General GM Chat 10 12-27-2002 06:40 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:01 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.