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Old 07-03-2013, 08:02 PM   #1
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My alternator has a shortage

My alternator works most of the time but every now in then i have to tap on it with a screwdriver to make it charge. Okay is this fixable or should I just buy another one.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:07 PM   #2
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It means the brushes are sticking the their holders. They may be worn beyond the service limit or just gunked up, the only way to tell is to disassemble the generator. A local "auto-electric" shop can do this, and rebuild the generator if needed, or just buy a new one--do it before it destroys the battery or you will be replacing that too...
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:29 PM   #3
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What's an alternator run, about $100? I'd just pick up a new one rather then rebuilding the old. You could fork up a little more cash and buy an alternator with a life time warranty. In my 240sx I bought a lifetime warranty alternator from autozone about 10 years ago for $75 and I've only had to replace it once.
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