Need new alternator for GQ TD42 Diesel

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 19:06
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Hi,

I'm looking for a new replacement alternator for my GQ TD42 diesel - at 275 000 km the existing one has stripped the splines which drive the vacuum pump. The asking price for the only second hand one I could find was $275 changeover and the same thing could happen to it tomorrow.

Ive found a QLD company which lists them online but no prices.

http://www.aea.com.au

I havent been able to make contact yet. They appear to be wholesalers so I'm not sure if they will even sell to me. Anyone dealt with them or know of other alternators to suit at a reasonable price?
Thanks
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Reply By: cokeaddict - Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 20:32

Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 20:32
Id call them anyway and if they wont sell to u direct they will put u in touch with retailers they deal with. Personally I havent heard of a spline stripping, most common problem ive seen is shaft wearing out on seals. But the exchange price sounds cool though if it comes with the back section too. I payed just under 1000 dollars for mine 3 years ago, brand new in a wooden crate all the way from Japan through nissan.
Good luck Angelo
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Follow Up By: Mark- Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 20:40

Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 20:40
I've no idea why the spine stripped, the vacuum pump rotor is stripped as well. It hasnt run dry as it was still full of oil when I pulled it apart and there was no scoring in the pump.

The price of $275 was for a second hand one, off a high mileage vehicle, and only a 30 day warrantee. It does include the vacuum pump. I would really like to find another (cheaper) alternative than the genuine Nissan one or else the car wil be off the road for long time!
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 20:54

Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 20:54
"The price of $275 was for a second hand one, off a high mileage vehicle, and only a 30 day warrantee"

I wouldnt touch that with a barge pole.. 31 days time it dies, with being a high mileage one theres everychance that it may last days/weeks/mth(s) but not years, and die when you are in middle of nowhere...

Pay the extra, get a good one..
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Follow Up By: cokeaddict - Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 21:19

Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 21:19
Hmmm more info pops up now.... ok now u mention the high miles....dont bother!
As above ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ do what truckster suggests, oh and thanks truckster for the diff oil info ...cheers
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 20:42

Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 20:42
Same advice as ya got on Outerlimits really, as said, $400 with 2 yr warranty new not recond sounds cheap good...

Going reco, over new, is the reco a larger output one? or a standard one?

http://www.aea.com.au/
You have tried calling their phone #?
07 3277 4566

or try here
http://www.bosch.com.au/productcatalogue/sat/alternators_starters.htm
http://www.bosch.com.au/productcatalogue/sat/products/files/alternators_starters.pdf
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Reply By: waynet - Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 21:24

Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 21:24
Hi Mark,
I have just bought a new alternator for my diesel Hilux from Auto Electrics Australia in Brisbane. (07)32774566. The alternator was upgraded from 40 amps to 80 amps, and came with vacuum pump and pulley. It cost me $395.00 plus postage, no exchange. I found them excellent to deal with. They had the unit to me in 3 days from Brisbane to Wickham in N.W. W.A. Give them a try.
Wayne
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Reply By: fourstall2000 - Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 09:03

Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 09:03
I do not know if you are in Melbourne or Victoria.
But I have a Nissan truck alternator under the house complete with vac pump.
This was dismantled and checked OK before I left the industry.
I used to carry this around as a spare for the GQ,as it required only minor mods to fit.
If you want it $100 would be fair I think.
Regards

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Reply By: Flash - Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 14:10

Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 14:10
AEA are the go.
Highly recommended- they'll email you a quote which is usually an excellent price.
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Reply By: colin - Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 14:39

Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 14:39
I have just recod my GQ alternator and it cost $600 and that was to keep it at same amps, from what i have heard patrol alt are very expensive to reco. Col
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