Landcruiser 12HT alternator

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 17:39
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Trying to get rid of the old 60 series, in order to pay for the new camper.
Now the alternator is knackered so I'm on the hunt for a new one. Can anyone tell me if they are all the same? or what other motor might share the same alternator
I have a 1986 61 series 12HT as mentioned if that helps
Cheers
Troy
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Reply By: Madfisher - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 17:44

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 17:44
Why dont you take it to a auto electrican and get it rebuilt?
Cheers Pete
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Follow Up By: Spana - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 17:47

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 17:47
Well the first time I had a problem with it, thats what I decided to do, he said minimum $600, so I had a poke around at it, replaced a wire that came unplugged, and back to working, so I'm a bit suss on em. Not all crooks though I know.
I guess I'm looking at a cheap option, but may be the way to go too!
cheers
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Reply By: Rockape - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 18:07

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 18:07
I think I remember that there were 2 alternators fitted to that series motor., also 2 different vacuum pumps.

When the alternator needs repairing so does the vac pump due to wear. You can get an alternator with a vac pump new, but if it is the wrong one you also have to get an external voltage regulator fitted.

I would try to sell the old girl with the u/s alternator as the 12ht engines are still sort after today.

Have a good one
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Reply By: Member - William H (WA) - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 18:25

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 18:25
Spanner do you live in WA....if so i have some in my shed,or send me your email address and i will send you an email about the alternator and my phonenumber
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Reply By: Member - ross m (WA) - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 18:34

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 18:34
Ingram Ashdowns sell a new aftermarket alternator with vac pump for about $420.
They have branches in all states.
AED are another company that also sell aftermarket alts and starters for most popular makes.
I have one of their OEX brand alternators on my 1HZ and it has performed well for the last 5 years and at $325 =1/3 the cost of Toyota LOL

I think after 85 they were all internally regulated.
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Reply By: Member - William H (WA) - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 18:44

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 18:44
Troy if your going to dump the toyota i have one over here, cheaper than a new one.........send me a pick of the old one from the side with a tape showing the distance from the centre of the pully to the housing as some are different,ie Hilux ones wont fit,use my profile to get my email address,
Cheers for now...WilliamH...Bunbury...WA.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stuart P (WA) - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 20:48

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 20:48
you will probably only need brushes in it .the 60 series alt was well built. the regulators were quite reliable
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Follow Up By: Spana - Monday, Jan 25, 2010 at 19:18

Monday, Jan 25, 2010 at 19:18
William, thanks for that. I'll get a pic to you when I can, but I'm a few hours from bunbury, so I'll see how it goes, might try looking at the bushes as suggested.

Stuart, is this a job easily done myself? I guess by the time I pull it apart, I'll know how to put it together again?

Thanks fellas
Troy
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Follow Up By: Member - Stuart P (WA) - Monday, Jan 25, 2010 at 21:59

Monday, Jan 25, 2010 at 21:59
it certainly is not a hard job, as a sparky working on cars it used to take1/2an hr
1: parts required (ingram part no 9707)
2 disconnect battery
3 movr a/c comp by removing the 4x 12mm bolts, movr compressor away from alternator
4 remove 10mm nut and bakelite insulator, remove 8mm nut.
5 lift lid
6remove 2x8mm nuts that hold reg and brush box.
there is a crimp ed wire that may go under the one insulator.
7remove brushbox assy
83xscrews hold the reg to the brush box remove the reg
9 solder new brushes in if old ones are really short .they will also be burnt.
reassemble
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Jan 25, 2010 at 10:01

Monday, Jan 25, 2010 at 10:01
I also had a HJ61 and the alternator failed twice. First time it was worn brushes and a new brush set fixed it. Second time the internal regulator failed, so I bought a new one from Toyota and put it in. Both were easy fixes. Both times it cost me about $100 but that was 10 years ago.
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Reply By: Member - William H (WA) - Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 21:11

Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 21:11
spana what are you doing with the toyota are you going to sell it???? and how much.

Cheers for now...Williamh...Bunbury...WA.
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Follow Up By: Spana - Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 21:34

Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 21:34
Hi there WilliamH, would you believe I've gotten as far as moving the air con pump! been really busy
As for selling it, I haven't even thought that far yet, gonna go through the whole car and clean it up a bit before I get there.
Sounds like you're starting a car sales yard :)
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Reply By: Member - William H (WA) - Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 22:39

Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 22:39
i like the old toyotas and i have one in the yard see my pofile as i will need some parts soon, im in bunbury where are you??im retired .
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Follow Up By: Spana - Wednesday, Feb 03, 2010 at 08:51

Wednesday, Feb 03, 2010 at 08:51
Wow that's a nice ol' girl with a bit of work done! I gotta say, the 12HT is the only reason I'm hesitant to sell it, ripper motor for an old clunker.
I'm in Kelmscott, so not too far away. But as mentioned earlier, I'll be selling to pay for the camper, so I'll be trying to polish her up a bit and look for top dollar.
If I get sick of that idea, I'll let you know
Cheers
Troy
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Reply By: Spana - Saturday, Feb 06, 2010 at 18:43

Saturday, Feb 06, 2010 at 18:43
Stuart, the brushes are atleast 20mm long still, going by mu book, this is nearly as new, so any other ideas as to what the problem is?

Cheers Troy
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