When do you replace an alternator?

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That really depends on what brand and model of alternator, If you have a good battery and electrical system your alternator should go until its ball bearings or brushes wear out. newer Ford alternators last about 130-180,oookm, GM products CS130D (96-up) delco alternators will go about 200-240,ooo km and Chrysler (nippondenso) about the same or a bit better then the GM Delco. The GM and Chry will go till they wear out bearings or brushes, while the Fords usually by this time have worn thru the copper Sliprings on the rotor inside requiring a new rotor or replace the alternator completely
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