Bad Alternator?

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So a new dash light came on today and I needed a jump to start my cruiser. No weird nosies coming from the engine, so I don't think any bearings or belt went bad. I'm charging the battery overnight and seeing if that's the issues, but I suspect the alternator is shot. Partsouq has them for the 1Hz at around $650. It's the OEM and is rated at 70amps. Since I'm adding more lights and possibly a camping fridge later on, is there a bigger aftermarket alternator for the 1HZ motor I should/can buy? Also should I replace the belts and waterpump while I'm changing the alternator? TIA.

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I'd be checking the glow plug relay, connections and earths associated before going out and buying an alternator, does your voltage gauge go down or is level while driving?
 
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Just happened today so i'll get a better idea tomorrow. BUT the battery was dead though and then while driving the lights and AC went off. Slow charging overnight.
 
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I don't know about your engine but, I put a DCPowerInc 270a alternator on my 2001 LX 4.7L about 4 years ago. It has worked flawlessly and puts out all the power that I need for my 3,600w SQ stereo system.


Btw, I would advise against buying the 370a alternator they sell because it doesn't put out as much power at an idle.
 
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Went and splurged on a new 270amp Alternator from SBC. Figure that will give me more options later on to add things like extra batteries, offroad lights, winch and a fridge.
 

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