- Dec 3, 2009
Okay....it's been awhile since I actually posted here. Why? Because my FJ60 has been keeping me a bit busy. Overheating, new thermostat, new Fan Clutch, re-building carb, trying to get some welding done on the frame and patching a few weak spots in the floor and wheel wells, etc, etc,etc. And now...my alternator goes. I have done a bunch of searching, but it's all pretty much the same story, "why the heck are you driving a truck from '82?" usually followed by we don't have your part. And when they do..at 3 times the price it should be. My question, has anyone found a "standard" alternator that will work with a Cruiser? I had a clutch slave issue earlier (remember kids, keep your old throw-out rod for the new slave) and ended up using a slave for a 1982 Toyota truck. Not Cruiser specific. And have had non issues at all. So what are the odds that there is a ALT that is not specific and will work? Just curious to see if others out there have gone through the same thing and if there are successes.