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Alternator Replacement #417028 Mar 15, 1:30am Mar 15, 1:30am
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Alternator Replacement
ok, so i found out today that my alternator is only putting out about 11.5 volts while under load. i think it is time to get a new one. if it weren't for my optima yellow top i doubt i could even get the car started. i found a replacement alternator for $250 from MSD CO. (express auto parts .com - part number 5110) that is a 160 amp peak output alternator. does anyone see a problem with using an alternator that has a peak output of 160 amps instead of the stock one (80 amp)? let me know

Re: Alternator Replacement [Re: DaytonaCelica1] #417029 Mar 15, 1:32am Mar 15, 1:32am
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if you're not running a system you really dont NEED that much. but as far as charging goes your yellow top should be able to hold up. it's kind aover kill if your car is stock though.


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Re: Alternator Replacement [Re: Lucky_317] #417030 Mar 15, 1:45am Mar 15, 1:45am
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i do have a system... its sorta small now, but will be expanded shortly. i know 160 amp is a little excessive but it is still cheaper than the stock one from the dealer. i shouldnt run into any problems with the other electronics on rectifier and or regulator should i?

Re: Alternator Replacement [Re: DaytonaCelica1] #417031 Mar 15, 1:47am Mar 15, 1:47am
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I wouldnt think so. your lights might all burn out a tad faster then they used to though lol


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Re: Alternator Replacement [Re: Lucky_317] #417032 Mar 15, 1:52am Mar 15, 1:52am
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awesome. i am getting tired of everything thing in my car flashing every time i do ANYTHING

Re: Alternator Replacement [Re: DaytonaCelica1] #417033 Mar 15, 2:27am Mar 15, 2:27am
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^^ yeah thats a BAD thing. got a link to the alternator you're talkin about?


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Re: Alternator Replacement [Re: Lucky_317] #417034 Mar 15, 10:50am Mar 15, 10:50am
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Re: Alternator Replacement [Re: DaytonaCelica1] #417035 Mar 15, 12:56pm Mar 15, 12:56pm
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i dont trust that site for some reason they dont seem to have much in stock and they dont know what they are talking about i typed in for a performance radiotor for a celica and it brought up a v8 chevy s 10 radiator it doesnt make sense


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Re: Alternator Replacement [Re: celicadragon] #417036 Mar 15, 1:02pm Mar 15, 1:02pm
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not many people buy celica stuff. why would they keep more on hand? that doesnnt make any sense lol


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Re: Alternator Replacement [Re: Lucky_317] #417037 Mar 15, 5:16pm Mar 15, 5:16pm
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Run one of those alternators with the AEM pulley, that way, your system will still charge good, and you'll get the performance benefits of underdriving ^_-

Those alternators are nice, they have a dovetail system on their case that allows you to attach the mounting brackets, so, one altenator will fit many cars; It will ship with the required hardware to bolt it up.

MSD makes nice alternators BTW.


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Re: Alternator Replacement [Re: Rave669] #417038 Mar 16, 8:03am Mar 16, 8:03am
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does msd make a celica specific alt or just a universal one?


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Re: Alternator Replacement [Re: celicadragon] #417039 Mar 16, 1:41pm Mar 16, 1:41pm
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nice find.

i'll prob be buying it since when my last engine cracked the head, it also cracked the alternator along with it rofl rofl

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