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    Alternator

    97 ETC

    Vin: 1G6ET1299VU610531

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    Re: Alternator

    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
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    Re: Alternator

    O'Reilly auto part store here has a new one for $174.56, might go with that. dont want to go remanufactured

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    Re: Alternator

    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
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    Re: Alternator

    Quote Originally Posted by RippyPartsDept View Post
    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!

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