WTB: Alternator and belts for fxt

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  1. Dan Levar
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    Recently had my alternator go out on my 08 fxt. Figured I'd ask on here first to see if someone had an alternator from a part out, or if someone had one they were willing to part with, or trade for.

    I've never replaced an alternator before, but after watching a few youtube tutorials it doesn't look too difficult. My understanding was that if you were replacing the alternator, might as well replace the belt too?

    Any help is good help, thanks
     
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    In the grand scheme of Subaru repair, replacing the alternator is relatively simple. As far as the belts go, if they are cracked replace them. That’s my rule of thumb.
     
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    Thanks! Is there anywhere you'd recommend for sourcing an alternator? I was looking on subaru parts online (and they're $$$) and was seeing there is a difference between the alternator for NA and turbos. I've also been told that you can refurbish/rebuilt alternators, but I'm not sure where to look or who to ask as far as rebuilds go.

    Thanks again
     
  4. tangledupinblu
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    Napa has rebuilt alternators.
     
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    are they reliable?
     
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    i'm also trying to determine if the stock alternator is 90 amps or 110 amps? spoke to morries parts guy and he couldn't provide any helpful insight unfortunately.
     
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    Define “reliable”. I’ve had good ones...i’ve had bad ones.
     
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    I'd say just get one from a local parts store. Chances are it's made in China or something (what isn't...), but a lot of the places offer lifetime warranty on stuff like that. Sure it's a hassle to replace if it does go bad, but an alternator on a Subaru is one of the easiest things to replace. Right on top, couple bolts.
     
  9. Dan Levar
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    great - ordered one from napa, doing install today.

    thanks for all the help!
     
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