Hi. I have a 1999 Tahoe and haven't even made the first payment. I just had
to put on an alternator which the previous owner had JUST replaced.
I have a friend that has a 1997 Tahoe and he says he has to KEEP an
alternator with him at all times. He says he replaces his about every 6
Does anyone have this problem or know of what could be causing this?
Brand new Interstate battery bought in July of '03. I did check the old
alternator and it was not charging. I have not checked the cables.
I hope the AC/Delco alternator that I have coming solves my problem.
Thanx for your help!
I have a CS-130 unit on my 1990 Suburban. I went through two
aftermarket units in about a year before I ordered an AC Delco
alternator - that was three years ago and I've had no problems since.
The CS-130 has a problem with heat build-up and also, the rear bearing
is too small. All of my alternator failures were actualy rear bearing
failures. Is it possible that AC Delco, during the rebuild process, is
modifying the CS-130 alternator to correct the problems?
like Bret kinda said, make damn sure the battery is good. An alternator
trying to charge a bad battery will cook itself. Also, it would be a good
idea to check for a voltage draw when the truck is off. A draw will take the
battery down, even though it will still start. Then the alt has to try to
keep up with all the accessories and the low battery, thus cooking itself.
OK. My buddy has a scanner. I'll get him to see if there is anything
electrical going on. The alternator was replaced June was a year ago. It
wasn't an AC/Delco. It was Delphi or something. The parts house didn't have
an AC/Delco in stock so I had to get a cheap one. He is ordering one for me
and I'm going to swap it out and pay the difference. I think the extra $$ is
worth it when it comes to electrical parts.
Thanx for your help!!
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