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Unread 05-04-2011, 08:44 AM   #1
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My alternator just blew.. Where can I get a rebuild/new one cheap?

Advanced auto has them at $99.. I am flat broke, just started a new job today and had to call in late because my alternator blew and now im stuck on side of road.

Hoping to spend under $70, anyone know where I can get one? I am working with loaned money so the cheaper the better.

This is something I would prefer to do locally as I need a new one by this evening. I live in Clayton work in Raleigh so I can drive anywhere near there.

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Unread 05-04-2011, 08:51 AM   #2
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Under $70 is kind of a long shot, at least around me. I have 2 autozones in my area and the one closest to me charges more. I looked up prices for the cheaper location and all of them are around $100 without core. When you return the core they list a duralast one for $69.99 with a limited lifetime warranty. Hope this helps get you back on the road.
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Advanced auto has them at $99.. I am flat broke, just started a new job today and had to call in late because my alternator blew and now im stuck on side of road.

Hoping to spend under $70, anyone know where I can get one? I am working with loaned money so the cheaper the better.

This is something I would prefer to do locally as I need a new one by this evening. I live in Clayton work in Raleigh so I can drive anywhere near there.
You can install a Cadillac alternator from the junkyard. I can't remember the year, but you can search for more info. low cost....
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Unread 05-04-2011, 08:54 AM   #4
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I just happend to be playing around on ebay when I saw this. You can get a used one on there for around $35 to $40. But then you have to wait for them to ship it. Depends on how fast you need it if you want to go that cheap.
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Unread 05-04-2011, 08:55 AM   #5
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I think a dakota alternator will fit??? I paid $20 for mine and it's much stronger than the stock one.
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Unread 05-04-2011, 08:56 AM   #6
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You can install a Cadillac alternator from the junkyard. I can't remember the year, but you can search for more info. low cost....
im working on doing the GM swap.....its not an afternoon or cheap solution....its 50 for the junkyard alternator and then more to upgrade wiring new wiring harness and other other odds and ends like fabricating a new mount for the larger output alternator
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Unread 05-04-2011, 12:45 PM   #7
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I got one from a Cherokee from the junkyard for about 30 bucks last year. Swapped it out in under an hour and it works perfect. There's actually a list of junkyard alternators that will just bolt up somewhere on this site.
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Unread 05-04-2011, 03:50 PM   #8
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Go to the Advance Auto website, put the alternator in your cart, select pick up at store, and use promo code "BIG35". Your final cost after getting your core charge back is $64.99 plus tax.
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Unread 05-04-2011, 05:19 PM   #9
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You can do a alternator upgrade from a V8 Grand Cherokee...
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