|07-19-2012 08:32 PM|
|jmb6420||Replace it now before you get stranded again. Any reputable auto parts store will understand completely. If it's noisy, there is something wrong.|
|07-18-2012 08:15 PM|
|TommyT||IMO it shouldn't be noisy, especially being able to hear it inside the jeep, probably bad rebuild and if run long enough it will fail!|
|07-18-2012 02:21 PM|
|07-18-2012 11:57 AM|
|TommyT||If bought from O'reilly it should have at least a year warranty! Drive it over to them and have them give it listen. They will probably replace it.|
|07-18-2012 11:51 AM|
I had my stock alternator fry the other day on my way to the lake with my boat in tow. I had my kids with me and was 50 miles from home and 10 miles from the only parts store who could get me an alternator that day. It took 8 hours to get it, but at least they could.
Being "forced" to buy a new alternator was not in my best interest. I didn't have the foresight to have a better upgrade waiting in the back to be swapped at a moment's notice.
Problem: it's noisy. I can hear it at an idle from inside with the windows up or down. It appears to be working fine otherwise. The noise "goes away" (wind noise overtakes it) once I get some speed up...but I know it's still there, and it irritates me.
Has anybody else had similar issues with aftermarket "stock" alternators? I bought this one from O'Reilly...don't remember the brand off hand. It was a rebuilt unit...hecho en Mexico. It still cost me over 200 clams...so replacing it with an upgrade is pretty far down on my list right now.