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Old 05-04-2003, 03:42 AM
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4 alternators in 1 year?

Hi,

My father's 1989 300TE is on the 4th alternator in less than 1 year. What could be causing this? Dealer did the job, so he has only paid once (they have even covered flatbedding).

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Old 05-04-2003, 12:41 PM
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Did the service guys check to see if the pulley/belt alignment is correct. If not, it is possible that could lead to increased pressure on the pulley which could quickly break down the bearings on the alternator shaft.
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Old 05-04-2003, 12:50 PM
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What were the alternator failures? Electrical or mechanical? Not charging the battery or bearing failures?

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