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Alternator Rebuild

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I have a Mexican friend that needs an alternator rebuilt for a 1996 4.3 engine GMC Sonoma. He tried to get a new one from here to Guadalajara. It appears it is an old imported from the USA or Canada vehicle because the new ones for that year have different connectors and no fan type thing inside front like the ones I looked at in the USA parts store websites and the one on his vehicle. He is a mechanic but now blind for the last six years. His daughter drives him around.

He asked me to import one for him but I would rather try and get him going with local options first.

Anyone?

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This will not answer your question exactly but there are places in Guadalajara. I can't remember where because it was at least 15 years ago. A friend took me to a place where I wanted and  watched while it was rebuilt. 

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Talk to the mechanic in Riberas next to Telecable/Izzy.  He knows where to get this rebuilt.

 

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Thanks I will try that. Is that Alejandro?

If so I have dealt with him for minor maintenance. I needed to get rid of all my tools to fly in under the luggage weight restrictions.

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2 hours ago, Youngtimer said:

Thanks I will try that. Is that Alejandro?

If so I have dealt with him for minor maintenance. I needed to get rid of all my tools to fly in under the luggage weight restrictions.

No.  Felipe.  Shop is Autochek.  He speaks excellent English.  To be rebuilt this has to be taken into GDL.  He knows who does the work.  

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You should always have a qualified shop install an alternator so they can make sure the voltages are right, the belt is good and properly tensioned.  I've had great results with Autochek for all my car maintenance needs.

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Also turn off A/C before you change/disconnect battery or alternator

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