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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Buckingham, UK
Re: Alternator noise and possible costs
New alternator is in the order of 130 quid, cheaper on ebay (90) and 60 for recon. My locol garage was supplying a Bosh one for 117 pounds. 3 1/2 hours labour to change it. At dealer rates that's something like 200 quid.
It could be the alternator. I've just developed the noise in my GTV. I took the belt off and checked the feel f everything and I think it might just be the tensioner now. I'm ordering new tesioners and getting an alternator and belt, and will change the tesioners first which *should* be relativly easy, and seeing if that's the fix before I go to the mental effort of alternator change.
If you plan to do it yourself, Earthman tells me that you have to loosen the rear engine mount (and I suppose drop the exhaust first) then control the engine attitude and try to work the alternatou out from behind and underneath.
Six/twelve devils screaming
Alfa History: '78 GTV 2.0, '83 GTV6 2.5, '98 156 Selespeed 2.0, '96 GTV 2.0, '96 GTV 2.0, '05 GT 3.2 V6, '96 146 2.0ti, '99 156 2.4JTD, '01 147 1.6 Lusso.
Current Others: TVR T350 Spider, AM V12 Vantage