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Old 04-17-2018, 08:19 PM
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I recently found out my alternator bearing was on the way out and needed a replacement. I have heard over the years that the remanufactured units were garbage and a new OEM is $1399.00. I found a local business that has been around for a long time and paid them a visit. Talked to Bart and immediately knew this was the rebuild solution. No cheap Chinese bearings, all quality parts, nobody touching the unit with under 13 years experience, etc. Bead blast every unit while retaining factory stickers as well. $232 out the door looking like new. They do a lot of stuff people ship in so apparently have a following and ship daily. Here's the dirt.....
http://lancasterstarterandalternator.com/
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Wise move, Cactus. Does the original alternator have 993 part number on it?
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Old 04-17-2018, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by P-daddy View Post
Wise move, Cactus. Does the original alternator have 993 part number on it?
I didnĺt notice the number but since I bought the car with 25K miles Iĺm sure this one is OG.
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Thanks for sharing!
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Old 04-18-2018, 02:43 PM
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On the first road trip of about 200 miles with my 993, the Bosch re-manufactured alternator broke its shaft. It had less than 300 miles and was done by previous owner. That says a lot about the reconditioning of these by Bosch. I opted to have it redone by the local rebuilder based on the recommendation from a local enthusiast for $250 and it's been fined for the last 5K miles.
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Originally Posted by Cactus View Post
I recently found out my alternator bearing was on the way out and needed a replacement. I have heard over the years that the remanufactured units were garbage and a new OEM is $1399.00. I found a local business that has been around for a long time and paid them a visit. Talked to Bart and immediately knew this was the rebuild solution. No cheap Chinese bearings, all quality parts, nobody touching the unit with under 13 years experience, etc. Bead blast every unit while retaining factory stickers as well. $232 out the door looking like new. They do a lot of stuff people ship in so apparently have a following and ship daily. Here's the dirt.....
http://lancasterstarterandalternator.com/
Thank you for posting this cactus... A welcome tid bit of information!
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Old 04-20-2018, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by sacman View Post
On the first road trip of about 200 miles with my 993, the Bosch re-manufactured alternator broke its shaft. It had less than 300 miles and was done by previous owner. That says a lot about the reconditioning of these by Bosch. I opted to have it redone by the local rebuilder based on the recommendation from a local enthusiast for $250 and it's been fined for the last 5K miles.
He said that the rebuilds today are crude.
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Thanks Cactus.
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Old 09-24-2018, 12:19 PM
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Alternator and starter rebuilds by (the few remaining) good local shops is really he way to go in my experience. One issue is that if you are not doing the R&R yourself it gets logistically difficult.
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Thanks Mike. Found a core for rebuild locally and will donate my existing to that recycle parts bin when done.

Now just have to figure out the squeaking noise after long period of hibernation is the fan bearing or alternator. It was a light chirp before and now is a metal to metal scrape when cold..
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Old 09-24-2018, 02:58 PM
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Chao, that sounds quite a bit like the belt sensor. I'd check that first and would do some lubricating.
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^ I have that spare part stashed away. Will look into it. Thanks Mike. Swap in a new one and rebuild/see if I can fix the current.
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Chao. What did you find locally that can do a rebuild, for future ref?
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Originally Posted by rlme36
Chao. What did you find locally that can do a rebuild, for future ref?
This thread post#1
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Old 09-25-2018, 04:37 AM
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For those in Boston, I've had good experience with a starter rebuild at https://www.teleignition.com/
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