Alternator - Remanufactured - 110 Amps
Hover over the image to zoom in
Share this:
Free alternator testing! Most vehicles, most locations. See store for details.

CARQUEST Alternator - Remanufactured - 110 Amps

Part No. 8260A Warranty Details  

See if this part fits a specific vehicle.

Check Vehicle Fit

Please note: Advance Auto Parts is proud to carry comparable exact-fit parts from multiple vendors, as such, the item you receive may be one of two quality brands. Both brands meet the same fitment requirements and are equal in their performance and specifications.

This alternator has been computer load tested and mechanically and visually inspected. Designed, manufactured and assembled to promote improved long-term reliability.
Back To Top
Alternator Case Type:Cast
Alternator Finish:Same as OEM
Amperage Rating:110 A
External Fan Included:Yes
Fan Type:Internal
Lester Number:8260
O.E.M. Replacement:Ford
Pulley Grooves:6
Pulley Included:Yes
Pulley Type:6 Groove Serpentine
Regulator Included:Yes
Regulator Type:Internal
Voltage:12 v

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
CARQUESTAlternator - Remanufactured - 110 Amps
 
3.2

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

62%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Difficult to install (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (3), Casual driver (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Direct replacement alternator

The product itself is easy to install....once you have the old one out! Replacing the altenator on a 2003 Ford Focus is a little more difficult than most. Get yourself a...Read complete review

The product itself is easy to install....once you have the old one out! Replacing the altenator on a 2003 Ford Focus is a little more difficult than most. Get yourself a good service book if you are not a everyday mechanic. So far the new alternator is working great and was a direct fit replacement out of the box.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Extremely tight tolerances

Replacing the alternator on my Ford Focus ZX3 was a royal pain. After viewing an excellent youtube video on the procedure, I got it done, but not without pain and anguish. I don't...Read complete review

Replacing the alternator on my Ford Focus ZX3 was a royal pain. After viewing an excellent youtube video on the procedure, I got it done, but not without pain and anguish. I don't know if it was because its rebuilt, but this alternator simply would not line up with the existing holes. I ended up pulling it out and using a metal file on the alternator to take some of it off so I could get it lined up with the bolt holes. It was almost as if there was too much anodizing done at the rebuild factory, thus throwing off the tolerances. I would likely try a brand new one in the future because of these issues. So far it tests out O.K. with my meter, but time will tell.

Reviewed by 13 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
1.0

Received 2 Duds

By 

from Orlando, FL

Verified Reviewer

Comments about CARQUEST Alternator - Remanufactured - 110 Amps:

My original alternator lasted 13 years in my Ford Focus, but it finally died. I purchased one of these remanufactured Carquest alternators because they were in stock. I installed it and 2 days later, my battery light started coming on. It went on and off for about a week before I took my car in to test the alternator. I ended up having it tested twice, each within a few days of each other. Both times it tested fine, but the battery light wasn't on during the test. About 4 days later, the alternator completely died while I was driving home at night. I took the alternator in and it finally tested bad, so I swapped it out for another one. The second one lasted a little over 30 days and now my battery light is coming on again. I'm not dealing with this. I'm either getting my money back or I'm taking a sledgehammer to this alternator, then going for a different brand. Lesson learned.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
2.0

Lasted 6 months

By 

from Kings Mills, Ohio

About Me Auto Enthusiast

See all my reviews

Ask me a question

3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult To Install

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving

    Comments about CARQUEST Alternator - Remanufactured - 110 Amps:

    The Focus eats alternators because of the design of putting them between the engine and firewall. They sit back there and COOK. With that in mind I thought this unit should have lasted more than 6 months. I only use this car for work 20 miles away. That along with the fact that I was gone for 4 weeks on vacation this year means the thing only lasted about 5 months x 6 days per week (little weekend driving) x 40 miles per day = 5000 miles!!!!!

     
    5.0

    Nice Motorcraft alternatir

    By 

    from Lake Zurich, IL

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about CARQUEST Alternator - Remanufactured - 110 Amps:

    Again to warn folks that the install on all 2000 to 2004 Focuses require you to pull the engine all the way forward loosening the engine mount. There is no space to drop it down because of the transmission bell housing. Even still you will be wrestling it out of the top of the engine. Goodness Ford.

     
    1.0

    DO NOT BUY

    By 

    from Denver Colorado

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Works For A Few Days

    Cons

    • Breaks A Lot
    • No Improvement In Performance

    Best Uses

    • None

    Comments about CARQUEST Alternator - Remanufactured - 110 Amps:

    Replaced 3 of these in a month. Finally the last one started charging TO much. Sent 20v through my system and fried a ground. Had to take it into a shop to get it fixed and the shop confirmed it was the alternator. This alternator cost me 700 bucks in repairs.

     
    4.0

    good fit

    By 

    from Malvern, PA

    See all my reviews

    3 or more reviews submitted

    Comments about CARQUEST Alternator - Remanufactured - 110 Amps:

    Very hard installation because of location on car but this was an exact fit

     
    5.0

    work good

    By 

    from Manaw

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving

        Comments about CARQUEST Alternator - Remanufactured - 110 Amps:

        fit good and works good.

         
        4.0

        Good product good price

        By 

        from SB ,IN

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

        • Tough To Install

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving

        Comments about CARQUEST Alternator - Remanufactured - 110 Amps:

        Well rebuilt product

         
        3.0

        Extremely tight tolerances

        By 

        from MN

        About Me Casual Driver

        See all my reviews

        Ask me a question

        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • So Far It Works

        Cons

        • Difficult To Install

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about CARQUEST Alternator - Remanufactured - 110 Amps:

        Replacing the alternator on my Ford Focus ZX3 was a royal pain. After viewing an excellent youtube video on the procedure, I got it done, but not without pain and anguish. I don't know if it was because its rebuilt, but this alternator simply would not line up with the existing holes. I ended up pulling it out and using a metal file on the alternator to take some of it off so I could get it lined up with the bolt holes. It was almost as if there was too much anodizing done at the rebuild factory, thus throwing off the tolerances. I would likely try a brand new one in the future because of these issues. So far it tests out O.K. with my meter, but time will tell.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Wish bench testing result were included

        By 

        from Ft. Smith, AR

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about CARQUEST Alternator - Remanufactured - 110 Amps:

        Book states two hour job to change out in a Ford Focus. To much time invested if a faulty unit is installed. That's why I didn't buy the cheaper one. However, I wished I had had this one bench tested in the store just as a peace of mind. I recommend the rebuilder ship a receipt of the actual bench testing results for each individual unit as quality assurance to the customer.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        fits great

        By 

        from Manchester, NH

        About Me Mechanic

        See all my reviews

        Ask me a question

        Verified Buyer
        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving

            Comments about CARQUEST Alternator - Remanufactured - 110 Amps:

            Just like original.

            Displaying reviews 1-10

            Back to top

            Previous | Next »

            Do you have questions about this product?

             

            Ask a question, get answers from real customers and in-house experts. For further assistance, please review your support options on our Contact Us page.

            2 Questions | 2 Answers
            Displaying questions 1-2
            • Q:

              what does limited lifetime actualy mean i bought this product on 12/2009 and it has failed
              Asked on 5/31/2011 by judd from thompsontown,pa

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                This warranty is valid for the stated period of time printed on your Invoice and Order Confirmation email provided you were the original purchaser of the part and you still own the vehicle on which it was installed. This warranty cannot be transferred to anyone at any time. Parts installed on commercial use vehicles are warranted for 90 days from the date of purchase.

                Answered on 6/3/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
            • Q:

              Where is the Worldwide P8260 alternator manufactured or refubirshed?
              Asked on 8/14/2010 by Victor from Miami FL

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                All Worldwide alternators are manufactured in China.

                Answered on 8/15/2010 by MARIE from AAP
            Displaying questions 1-2

            Do you have a question about this product? 

            Check out the specials in our monthly flyer.
             
             
            Disclaimer We strive to keep all information accurate and up-to-date; however, product availability, pricing, promotions and store hours are subject to change without notice. Please contact Customer Care if you have any questions or corrections.