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rebuilding my alternator-what kit/brand/parts should I use?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Johnny1290, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. Johnny1290
    Joined: Apr 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,834


    I'm rebuilding a CS144 alternator and I'm looking around for a rebuild kit, all I can find is this Victory lap stuff that's around 40 bucks and complete.

    I look on and see it's much more expensive, but you have heavy duty rectifiers and things.

    Then I look around at napaonline, and they got bupkis.

    So should I be wary of this Victory Lap kit? Is there a place I should try in town for parts? (I haven't called a rebuilder because in the past they've always been super expensive, but if you think it's worth a shot i will)

    If I can affordably replace the bearings/brushes/ etc I'd like to do the whole thing, otherwise I can take it apart and see, maybe cheat and just replace the rectifier and keep the regulator. .

    I just got burned for $150 on my last 'rebuilt' alternator so I figure I can't do a *worse* job.

    Obviously I've never done this before.

    Thanks much!
  2. treb11
    Joined: Jan 21, 2006
    Posts: 3,426


    with NAPAonline you have to look up the individual parts, brushes, bearings, rectifiers. they have them all
  3. 12905
    Joined: Jul 21, 2009
    Posts: 37


    Don't buy a kit. buy the parts you need from a reputable jobber. Bearings are standard sizes and can be bougth at any bearing supply, or from your chosen jobber.
  4. Johnny1290
    Joined: Apr 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,834


    Thanks, fellas.

    The Victory Lap kit didn't have a regulator, so I went with this one on ebay for $50.

    If I were working I'd go all out and spend $150 on parts to get the good stuff, but I ain't so I'm gonna roll with this and keep a spare alternator in the trunk just in case. heh :)
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  5. 383 240z
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