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Old 07-07-2010, 04:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is the GM alternator just a bolt-on and connect installation. I've got a 1988 Samurai 1.3 Litre. It seems with maybe a slight bracket mod this can be done. I thought I read this awhile back but can't remember for sure.

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This is a very popular topic and there's a HUGE amount of information and discussion posted over the years. TrailTough and others sell a bracket quite reasonably. There are several different GM alternators that have been made to fit. The more modern CS130 seems to be the most popular model today, and it fits the small Samurai space well. On eBay, Paul (adventure-off-rd) sells a nice kit with eveything you need except the alternator itself.

Be sure to run a new #6 gauge (or larger) charging wire from the alternator output to the battery, bypassing the original charging wire which is not adequate for the higher current. If you don't, you'll blow the fusible link. If you're tempted to bypass the fusible link, you risk an electrical fire. You can and should simply fold the existing charge wire back into the harness and just tape it off, in case you ever need it again.
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Hi guys!!! I agree with Merlin93 and also very informative post here I really appreciate the fact that people giving good information about cars. May I ask How much is an alternator and how to install it? I'm new at auto parts so basically I don't have much idea about this one can you please help me?

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Old 11-11-2010, 01:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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you can pick up a rebuilt one for between 30 and 80 dollars. Depends on the quality and amperage of the alternator. Different CS130 alternators have different amp output depending on the application it was originally designed for. You can actually spend around 200 for a high output super built powerhouse, but theres no need for that kind of power in a samurai unless your welding with it. The bracket is about $15 and if you want to get a wire harness that you can modify, thats about another $10-$15 dollars U.S. If you order an alternator online, request that the pulley be swapped out to a "V" belt pulley instead of a serpentine belt. All CS130's originally came with serpentine belts, but most shops will swap it out for you free of charge.

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