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Duralast Alternator

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Romer, Mar 11, 2004.

  1. Romer

    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    As you can tell from the other thread my alternator is starting to go bad. I had given up on finding a reasonable priced bolt on with higher amps. Autozone has a Duralst 60 amp (vs 45-50 stock) for $35. Here is the link

    http://www.autozone.com/servlet/UiB...Auto+Store|~REGULAR+PARTS+LOOK+UP|~ALTERNATOR

    Anyone use a duralast alternator? I am thinking about ordering this one.
     
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    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    I can see the link doesn't work unless you register at their site: Here is the options to choose from for a 77 FJ40 for alternators.

    ALTERNATOR for a
    1977 TOYOTA TRUCK LAND CRUISER

    DURALAST-IMPORT
    60 AMP 14540 LLT $10.00 $34.99

    BECK/ARNLEY
    40 AMP 186-0238 3 MO $5.00 $52.99

    BECK/ARNLEY
    45 AMP 186-0085 3 MO $5.00 $58.99
     
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    Poser Oh...Durka Durka Durka. s-Moderator Supporting Vendor

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    Go for it.

    Good luck!

    -Steve
     
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    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    well I bought it and installed it today. Came with the wrong pully. Swapped it with the old one. I think my problem is the Voltage Reg. Ordered one from SOR today. Also found a wiring problem from the PO that wasn't helping. Hopefully the Volt Reg will clear up my last issue. They recommend swapping that when you replace the alt. I also replaced the alt belt.
    At night with the lights on, when I am at a stop and idling low, The lights dim and the blinker, mostly the left one, stops blinking unless I rev the gas or pull out the choke to increase the idle.
     
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    Sounds like you have your bases covered...

    Good luck!

    -Steve
     
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    FWIW...I popped for the upgraded headlight wiring harness (got it from Slee for both my fj60 and fzj80). I got them so that I could run higher watt bulbs - but to my suprise on my 60 all the lights are brighter, and I get less "dimming" at idle. It makes sense, thinking about it, but I didn't expect it. My voltage still drops at idle, but the lights don't dim as much.
     
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    You can also use the alternator from an early 80s Celica. The one I have is 65 Amps and bolted right in on my 73. Not sure about fit on the later year FJs. It was inexpensive as well.

    BTW it has an internal regulator.