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Old 06-01-1999, 09:42 PM
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I have a 1988 190E.
I just had my battery charged and tested OK by Advance Auto parts. They said its probably the alternater. They sell one for $250 new, includes $50 core charge.
Question is this part OK, or should I go to my MB shop and get a genuine Bosch alternater?


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Old 06-01-1999, 09:48 PM
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Only about 1 out of 5 alternators fail & need replaced. The real problem is the voltage regulator. It bolts onto the back of the Alt. & is simple to replace. Either way stay w/O.E. Bosch parts.

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Old 06-01-1999, 09:57 PM
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Thanks, for your quick reply.
I have a catalog from IMPCO that has exploded drawings. I don't see the Voltage Regulater. How much is it? How "simple" is it to install?

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Old 06-01-1999, 10:41 PM
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Usually about 100. or so US dollars. And it is about a hour or two if you haven't done the repair before and you have to take the little cover off of the rear of the alt.

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Old 06-02-1999, 07:32 AM
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On my 83 SD's alternator there is a rectangular black plastic box attached to the back of it. About an inch long or so. Is this the voltage regulator or do i need to remove half the alternator housing?

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Old 06-02-1999, 08:27 PM
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Thanks, all. A followup: The Voltage Regulator was bad. My MB mechanic replaced it. Part was $29, labor $48.


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Old 06-02-1999, 08:42 PM
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Robert, yes the volt reg. is the little black box on the rear of the alt. Two screws & its off.
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