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Old 12-22-2010
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Alternator Brushes Wearing Quick?

I just replaced my alternator brushes in March on my '99 Ranger. Now, the alternator is giving trouble again. It isn't charging the battery, and I have been having trouble with dimming lights, etc. Last night, it quit completely. The mechanic said it needs new brushes and a regulator.

I live in Belize, so things are interesting as far as mechanics go... so I am not sure what to think. Why would I need brushes again so soon? Any ideas?
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If you can get a replacement alternator i would go that route, if the brushes are wearing fast, this could be due to the surface where the brushes ride being worn out. you say in a previous thread that you drive alot in dusty conditions, if the alternator gets alot of debris in it, this may cause that.
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x2! replace and be done with it
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Not saying it is bad to rebuild an alternator, but if it is eating brushes then something else is going on
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