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I run a fairly high idle on my vr

RorzaaBoy

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I have my idle set at about 1300 rpm to keep the car running as the alternator **** itself. Just wondering if this is bad. It crawls when i put it into gear.
 

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Well i guess considering you will soon break down because the battery will become too low, that would be bad. Why not just put a 50 buck SH alt on and be done with it?
 

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Well i guess considering you will soon break down because the battery will become too low, that would be bad. Why not just put a 50 buck SH alt on and be done with it?
I went to a wrecker and they asked $100 for a sh one... No thanks hah, i charge my battery before every trip and only drive when its urgent. The alternator puts out 11 volts so im going to rebrush it
 

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Try just replacing the voltage regulator. Should only cost around $25 or so, and easy to replace.
 

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Try just replacing the voltage regulator. Should only cost around $25 or so, and easy to replace.
Yes, sounds like the reg is stuffed and needs replacing if the alternator still spins over ok. Only takes a few minutes to replace and does not need the alternator to be removed to swap the regulator/brush assembly.
 

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Ashdown Ingram should have the parts to fix your alt. They also sell A/C parts and might be cheaper than Repco.
 

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Ashdown Ingram should have the parts to fix your alt. They also sell A/C parts and might be cheaper than Repco.
GPC owns both Ashdown and Repco.
 

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Ahhh that would be why Repco sell some of same parts Ashdowns do, just more expensive.
Freight + Markup would do that. Cheaper to go direct to the source if possible as you suggested. :)
 

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Ashdown Ingram should have the parts to fix your alt. They also sell A/C parts and might be cheaper than Repco.
Couldnt find a price on ashdown ingram, but found one for $94 at repco. Is it worth buying a second hand alternator or new regulator?
 
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