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Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 12:58 pm 
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My alternator packed up in the EL. (the damn car was running for just 1 day after last drama!)

I want to get another from a wreckers = $38 is there any way to tell if they are stuffed before I install it?

Also I heard the EF's run Bosch alternators that are better?? than the EL mitsubishi ones? Is this true and are they a direct swap?

Any other ideas about what to do?

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 1:04 pm 
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replace ur regulator on the original alternator!!
2 screws pull out push in FIXED!

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 1:11 pm 
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I already asked a mechanic about this. Apparently it's an internal regulator on the mitsubishi alternators that can't be removed. (at least not without difficulty ie. +$180).
Any more ideas?

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 1:58 pm 
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I MATE MY EF FAIRMONT IS RUNNING A MIT ONE NOT A BOUSH ONE AND MINE HAS DIED AS WELL THAY ARE VERY DEAR TO REPLACE
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Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 7:38 pm 
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if the car has a p/steer leak, that will be the most likely cause of the failure.
They leak onto the alternator and cover the slip ring and brushes full of oil.
clarkey - the mitsubishi alternators aren't that simple.
I repair them every now and again, and to me they are simple, but they can be a b**ch.
Personally i wouldn't go with a wreckers alternator, but years ago I did, and it was in perfect condition.
They're a hit-or-miss.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 8:32 pm 
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Yeah it has slight leak, ie weeping from seals but alternator is dry.

Anyway is there any way to tell if one is good or not before you install it?

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 8:40 pm 
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not really, but if it's covered in oil, i wouldn't put it on.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 12:19 pm 
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if the ef is a straight swap go with that as it is rated at 110amps where as the el is rated at 100amps.
and afaik ef's run an mitsu unit.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 12:19 pm 
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if the ef is a straight swap go with that as it is rated at 110amps where as the el is rated at 100amps.
and afaik ef's run an mitsu unit.

 

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