: Alternator



vincentm
08-17-11, 11:09 AM
97 ETC

Vin: 1G6ET1299VU610531

RippyPartsDept
08-17-11, 11:45 AM
the OEM alternators are all gone to remans ... there are ACDelco remans available but we usually recommend an aftermarket brand called Visteon (not sure if they're nationwide or not)

I have had one in my 99 deville for over a year now... they carry a 3-year warranty while the ACDelco carries a 1-year warranty and is usually more expensive.

See if you can find a good aftermarket alternator locally (or a rebuilder to fix your alternator)

$150-$200 is a good price on these

vincentm
08-17-11, 12:49 PM
O'Reilly auto part store here has a new one for $174.56, might go with that. dont want to go remanufactured

RippyPartsDept
08-17-11, 01:16 PM
reman can be good if it has a decent warranty... that way you know that you're getting a good fitment since they're re-using the housing

a lot of the problems with the aftermarket alternators for these 90's N* cars seems to be in the sizing/shape of the housings and getting it just right

vincentm
08-17-11, 01:19 PM
reman can be good if it has a decent warranty... that way you know that you're getting a good fitment since they're re-using the housing

a lot of the problems with the aftermarket alternators for these 90's N* cars seems to be in the sizing/shape of the housings and getting it just right

Good to know, thanks man!