We've got a '96 model Australian Ford Taurus Ghia(fully imported).
Just yesterday the alternator in it died, and we were just quoted the
ridiculous sum of $1400AUD to have it replaced. I was wondering if any
of you knew whether it would be possible for us to import the part
from America, and if so, if you knew any reliable and cheap online
parts stores? How much does an item like an alternator usually weigh?
Is it the sort of item that is safe to buy refurbished/stripped or
should we make sure to get a new one(if we're forced to buy locally in
Australia we could probably only afford a recycled unit).
Thanks for any help or thoughts you can provide,