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Alternator Dead

Postby roy666 » Thu 06.06.2019, 19:57

Hi Guys - seems like my alternator has finally had it. Battery light stays on and volts steadily decreasing on the voltmeter, and dip way down when I turn everything on. Any advice on where to source one other than SJS or Kelvedon. Grateful for a pointer on a place that refurbs or is it possible to get a new lighter model. cheers Mike
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Re: Alternator Dead

Postby Andy_J » Thu 06.06.2019, 21:28

Can't comment on other sources of alternators, but I can confirm having just bought an alternator from SJS it is larger that the Original alternator and does not go back in without cutting the little metal tang of the back of the engine, just above the sump
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Re: Alternator Dead

Postby roy666 » Thu 06.06.2019, 22:00

Thanks Andy... you happy with it..good purchase? M
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Re: Alternator Dead

Postby M100TURBOFR » Fri 07.06.2019, 16:49

Roy
Might be of help. I have noted following equivalents :
Magneti Marelli 054022713010 / 54022713
MAN 1015

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Re: Alternator Dead

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Fri 07.06.2019, 17:09

For US/FED car owners, the alternator is the same as the DOHC Geo Storm "manual gearbox" REMY 14390 or DENSO 2100409. The "automatic gearbox" REMY 14391 listing is slightly larger but I have been told that with some aggravation, it can wrestled into place.

The Starter is the same as the Turbo Isuzu Impulse and the 1993 Geo Storm. It is the "gear reduction" version (without the "snout").
The ACDELCO 3231058 is on closeout sale at Rock Auto for $65.09

Remember, GEO was a GM product, so they will use GM part numbers. Re-builders will use the most common interchange for their listings.
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Re: Alternator Dead

Postby Andy_J » Fri 07.06.2019, 20:04

Hi Mike. I still have not finished putting the Elan back together, so all I can say is it looks OK. I still need to finish putting the PS reservoir back in and then the alternator belt. Should have that done this weekend. so will report back once I have fired the engine
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Re: Alternator Dead

Postby peteoddcar » Fri 07.06.2019, 21:33

Andy_J wrote:Can't comment on other sources of alternators, but I can confirm having just bought an alternator from SJS it is larger that the Original alternator and does not go back in without cutting the little metal tang of the back of the engine, just above the sump


That’s what I did - it’s not as awful as it sounds - belt adjustment / fitting is also a bit of a challenge with the bigger alternator.
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