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Icon11 Possibly stupid question but need to know

I need a alternator for my truck so I can actually enjoy driving it again

I cant afford 225 dollars for a new alternator. I found some at junkyards from a couple 2008 rangers they either say Manual or Automatic it doesn't matter what transmission it is does it? Only difference is the price.

I thought that was just required for starters
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i really wouldnt think so. my guess is the automatic one is more? it may put out more amps
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Higher output on the auto version, but IIRC the plugs and mounts are the same.
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That would then explain the amp difference also then One is rated 95-98 the other is 115

hopefully this one can last awhile until I can just buy a brand new one didnt think a new one was gonna cost 225
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it should last a long time. id do it. get the right one tho
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5 years on this one so hopefully 5 years on a 08' one *crossing fingers*
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dude...i work at o'reillys

i can look one up for you....maybe even at my cost
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As long as it cost less than 65 dollars we are good

I am broke ROFL
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mine (in alaska so probably costs a lil more) was 250 minus 85$ core charge.
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thats rape, i just got one from a local place brand new for like $140
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I think mine was around $170 with my student discount at NAPA
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Yah everything is barged here so we usually get screwed. I just bought a laptop today and Dell charged me 69$ for overnight shipping (and refused free shipping) because there's "no ground shipping". It'll still take a week to get home though.
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hmmm....my alternator is out right now....Maybe I should try and find a low mile Auto alt? hmmm.... Good cheap alternative to the 150a-200a I'm wanting to get.
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im gonna go out on a limb here, but do you have an electric place that rebuilds starts and alternators? Here in Mt. Airy, we have a place called Linebacks Electric. They rebuild YOUR alternator by replacing the brushes and stuff in the alternator. It only cost like 25 dollars, and walla....NEW alternator! i was just wondering, it may be cheaper to go that route bc most of the time all that needs replacing in the alternator is the brushes...
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im gonna go out on a limb here, but do you have an electric place that rebuilds starts and alternators? Here in Mt. Airy, we have a place called Linebacks Electric. They rebuild YOUR alternator by replacing the brushes and stuff in the alternator. It only cost like 25 dollars, and walla....NEW alternator! i was just wondering, it may be cheaper to go that route bc most of the time all that needs replacing in the alternator is the brushes...
My dad told me to do that but I didnt really have the patience. Oh and also, "walla" is "voila". I've made the same spelling mistake myself.
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I might be going to the junkyard again today. If i get one i can probably get it cheaper than 65. Its an 08 also right at the beginning of the yard. Ill see what the guy tells me.
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Paid $160 from a local guy that rebuilds them. Only $10 cheaper than auto zone but i trust him more than those *** hats.
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im gonna go out on a limb here, but do you have an electric place that rebuilds starts and alternators? Here in Mt. Airy, we have a place called Linebacks Electric. They rebuild YOUR alternator by replacing the brushes and stuff in the alternator. It only cost like 25 dollars, and walla....NEW alternator! i was just wondering, it may be cheaper to go that route bc most of the time all that needs replacing in the alternator is the brushes...
Actually yes we do the company I work for owns it place is called Megavolt they do that kinda stuff. would be 70 dollars for them to do it though.

I was kinda pissed to find that out I freaking work for the company that started that company shouldn't we get a discount?

O well keep on driving the f-150 till I can get one full size MOD
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