Alternators - Who do you trust?

Battery, alternator, starter, cables, etc.
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Alternators - Who do you trust?

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Since Green appears to need a new alternator.

What brands do you like?

Which ones would you avoid?
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In the past, I always used Napa for parts that might leave me stranded if they broke. I don't have that much faith in them anymore.

I put an Autozone Duralast alternator in my Super Duty last fall and it worked out of the box and has been trouble-free so far.
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OCA is a brand you can trust. I've used them for 30 years without a failure.
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The 1st time I had to replace my alt I went with A.C Delco, can't remember if the 2nd one was A.C or not :-k weird
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I will only fit brand new AC Delco Alternators.... > after been-ing stranded in the 200 mile desert , and being stranded twice now....

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AC Delco, did mine Christmas 2008 the day before boarding a ferry :)
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Took the thing off, had it tested. Still good. Reinstalled it.
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ihatemybike wrote:Took the thing off, had it tested. Still good. Reinstalled it.

So if it is good, then why did you post you need a new alternator? Battery not holding a charge? Or Charging system is bad? BTW ... how frequently will charging systems go bad?

I waited for 2 years for my alternator to die hah ha. And of course it did the night before I was to board a ferry for a 1200km trip. But it died while I was on freeway with about 200kms to drive :D Murphy's Law.
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