2001 Subaru Outback Alternator not charging. What is better. OME or aftermarket for replacement?

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No_no_Bad_Dog!!

Hi
My Alternator on my 2001 Subaru outback just stop charging. I am
looking to replace my alternator now and I am wondering if I should go
with a OME alt or aftermarket one. Maybe a take off from a Scrap
yard?

Is it easy to change?

Thanks




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No_no_Bad_Dog!! said:
Hi
My Alternator on my 2001 Subaru outback just stop charging. I am
looking to replace my alternator now and I am wondering if I should go
with a OME alt or aftermarket one. Maybe a take off from a Scrap
yard?

Is it easy to change?

Thanks




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Shouldn't be too difficult for a DIY'er. I think rebuilts CAN be OK,
though some folks report problems with them. I'd search for a well known
chain that offers a 'lifetime' warranty. If you want to price OEM, check
www.subarugenuineparts.com . Email Jamie through there if you have
trouble with the website. You may even get the local dealership to match
prices!

Carl
 
Shouldn't be too difficult for a DIY'er. I think rebuilts CAN be OK,
though some folks report problems with them. I'd search for a well known
chain that offers a 'lifetime' warranty. If you want to price OEM, check
www.subarugenuineparts.com . Email Jamie through there if you have
trouble with the website. You may even get the local dealership to match
prices!

Carl


Thank you for the speedy reply Carl. I tried calling around to the
local parts stores and they do not have a listing for my car.

I will try the dealership tomorrow when they open in the morning.

Thanks!




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Try PepBoys: They have waterpump, alternators and other major stuff
and it's new stuff and mostly Bosch. OEM new price will scare you I
think.
 
If you want to price OEM, check
www.subarugenuineparts.com . Email Jamie through there if you have
trouble with the website. You may even get the local dealership to match
prices!

She's not cutting breaks from the website prices
anymore, from the last four or five items I've
asked about...no more nice NASIOC deals.
 
Carl 1 Lucky Texan said:
Shouldn't be too difficult for a DIY'er. I think rebuilts CAN be OK,
though some folks report problems with them. I'd search for a well
known chain that offers a 'lifetime' warranty. If you want to price
OEM, check www.subarugenuineparts.com . Email Jamie through there if
you have trouble with the website. You may even get the local
dealership to match prices!


A lifetime warranty? You don't even get that with new OEM-branded
parts. There are places that will give 3- to 12-month warranties, but
not lifetime. For example, I got my alternator from
http://www.abcofridleyautoparts.com/ (but they are local so don't
expect to order online) that give a 1-year warranty. There might be
something similar in the OP's area for buying rebuilts. They charged
me $80 ($5 core, so you don't lose much if you decide not to drive
back for the core refund). I could've gotten it for $70 elsewhere but
with no warranty. The parts stores (online or local) wanted $165 to
$200 ($60 core, so you'll definitely want to return it but shipping
would be excessive if bought online), and the dealer wanted far more
than that. I've been using the $80 rebuilt for 3 years.
 
Vanguard said:
A lifetime warranty? You don't even get that with new OEM-branded
parts. There are places that will give 3- to 12-month warranties, but
not lifetime. For example, I got my alternator from
http://www.abcofridleyautoparts.com/ (but they are local so don't expect
to order online) that give a 1-year warranty. There might be something
similar in the OP's area for buying rebuilts. They charged me $80 ($5
core, so you don't lose much if you decide not to drive back for the
core refund). I could've gotten it for $70 elsewhere but with no
warranty. The parts stores (online or local) wanted $165 to $200 ($60
core, so you'll definitely want to return it but shipping would be
excessive if bought online), and the dealer wanted far more than that.
I've been using the $80 rebuilt for 3 years.

You're probably right - I was recalling lifetime warranted waterpumps
for my old '81 Civic wagon - it needed one about every 35K miles! I can
see an alternator ,being electrical, not having much of an extended
warranty. Still, for what some OEM units cost, you could buy 2-3 and
have a spare on hand!

Carl
 
If you can remove it your self, take it to a good local auto electric
and let them fix your Alt. It will cost a small fraction of a new or
even a cheap rebuilt.
 

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