Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps
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CARQUEST Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps

Part No. 13870A Warranty Details  

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This alternator has been computer load tested and mechanically and visually inspected. Designed, manufactured and assembled to promote improved long-term reliability.
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Alternator Case Type:Cast
Alternator Finish:Same as OEM
Amperage Rating:160 A
External Fan Included:Yes
Fan Type:Internal
Lester Number:13870
O.E.M. Replacement:Nippondenso
Pulley Grooves:6
Pulley Included:Yes
Pulley Type:6 Groove Serpentine Clutch
Regulator Included:Yes
Regulator Type:External
Voltage:12 v

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CARQUESTAlternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps
 
4.2

(based on 92 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (53)

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    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (50)
  • Durable (20)
  • Improves engine efficiency (8)
  • Increases power (3)

Cons

  • No improvement in performance (6)
  • Difficult to install (4)

Best Uses

  • Replacement (42)
  • Everyday driving (38)
  • Restoration (3)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (11), Auto enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (32), Auto enthusiast (19), Mechanic (17), Truck enthusiast (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Exact replacement - 1 hour install time

You'll want to rent the serpintine belt removal tool too! Best way to install. Remove right front wheel, remove 3 plastic clips for splash shield, use slim rented belt tool to remove...Read complete review

You'll want to rent the serpintine belt removal tool too! Best way to install. Remove right front wheel, remove 3 plastic clips for splash shield, use slim rented belt tool to remove belt, uptop, on the Town & Country remove the EGR hard line fromt he upper intake and the EGR Valve, swing EGR out of way and unclip the pain in the butt Chrysler connection to alternator by sliding the red clip forward (to rad) and depress tab to pull off. Note: This clip is a pain in the butt, do not force it...took me 10 minutes, study the EGR clip, it works the same. Remove battery Neg cable and undo the two 15mm top access bolts for the alt and the one under side access (just above AC pulley from wheel well). Alt slides right out. While your at it and if funds allow, excellent time to replace the belt and idler, tensioners usually last a lot longer. Safe bet as I'd had one fail on anothe vehicle. Super easy and be sure to route the belt as required, double check grooves. Took an hour start to finish. Original problem, clutch/pulley on original alt bearing went bad (75k). Google for Promo codes as I got fifty dollars off total bill with alt, new belt and idler...was like getting belt and idler free. Pick up in store.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Made In Mexico

I purchased this alternator on line. At the time, Advance was running one of their promotional "on_line" discounts and I saved 15% off the normal prices as a...Read complete review

I purchased this alternator on line. At the time, Advance was running one of their promotional "on_line" discounts and I saved 15% off the normal prices as a result. [...]Sad to say, the alternator was defective in that the bearings were noisey as engine idle rpms. [...]The replacement for the defective part works like a champ and I am pleased with the product [...]Thanks, Advance Auto Parts. You are just like a good neighbor to me.

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2.0

Junk

By 

from Shelby Township, MI

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Comments about CARQUEST Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps:

lasted only 16 months. Bearings are shot. Only reason for 2 stars instead of 1 is that it was replaced for free under the warranty.

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  • No
 
5.0

Good part.

By 

from Elgin, IL

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3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • availability
  • price

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Diy
  • preventive maintenance

Comments about CARQUEST Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps:

Had some issues with my '04 Dodge GC. Pulley/bearings were getting noisy. Decided to replace the Alt. now, rather than during the dead of winter.
Jacked up the van, loosened the belt, removed the EGR and finally the alternator. Install is reversed.
Runs like a CHAMP.

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  • No
 
5.0

Parts

By 

from dyer , indiana

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Comments about CARQUEST Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps:

Thanks

 
4.0

Would buy Again

By 

from Florida

Verified Buyer

Comments about CARQUEST Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps:

I use this product in my automobile. Easy replacement over original. This is the second time I've bought this same product. Lasted only 6 years, 65,000 miles.

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5.0

Good product

By 

from West pioneer Arlington tx

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Comments about CARQUEST Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps:

Auto advance the best

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5.0

Great product, easy DYI

By 

from Tampa, FL

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Comments about CARQUEST Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps:

Easy to install, if you have the right tools, it's a piece of cake.

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1.0

runs good nice good looking unit

By 

from Longmont co

Pros

  • Looks Good And Ran Good

Cons

  • Had To Replace After 3 Mo

Best Uses

    Comments about CARQUEST Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps:

    Well this lasted a whole three months than quite charging far from home, had to buy a new battery and limp home. Would have been worse but I could install it myself.

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    • No
     
    5.0

    160 amp alternator

    By 

    from The Woodlands Texas

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    Comments about CARQUEST Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps:

    Nothing much to say right now. I just put it in 2 days ago. Works good so far.

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    • No
     
    5.0

    GRAND CARAVAN SXT ALT NOISE GONE!

    By 

    from SOUND BEACH, NY

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about CARQUEST Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps:

      ALTENATOR NOISE COMMON IN HI-MILE GRAND CARAVAN SXT SOLVED BY SWAPPING THIS PART IN, CHANGED BELT, IDLER AND TENSIONER AT SAME TIME. YOUTUBE SEARCH FOR GRAND CARAVAN ALTENATOR NOISE.

       
      4.0

      I have no complaints so far!

      By 

      from Athens, PA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Not sure yet. Just put it in so I do not know about the gas mileage
        • on

        Best Uses

          Comments about CARQUEST Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps:

          I would have liked a brand new one, however you didn't have brand new ones only remanufactured. Plus I'm sure the cost of a brand new one would have been double what I paid. But now I need a new battery as the battery is not charging to where it should be. But I have no complaints so far! I hope this lasts for years!

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          7 Questions | 8 Answers
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          • Q:

            can you use two of these alternators together and wire the output of one in series with the other and get 320 amps out @ 12vdc and then run to an dc to ac invertor.If so what is the speed/rpm that the alternators have to run at the maitain the consistant output and stay steady?
            Asked on 8/4/2014 by mitch from rome,ga. 30161

            1 answer

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              A:

              Sorry, I would not be able to tell you how to wire them up if you are trying to get more than the 160 amp output. In theory you might be able to get your desired amp output by using a special regulator. Most vehicles idle around 700 RPM, so I assume that would be optimal for a steady output.

              Answered on 8/6/2014 by Anonymous
          • Q:

            can I replace the 136amp alternator with the 160amp #12315 on my 2005 chrysler t/c?
            Asked on 9/5/2012 by none

            1 answer

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              A:

              Yes, the Worldwide Alternator (Part No. 12315) is an exact fit for both the 3.3L and 3.8L versions of the 2005 Chrysler Town & Country. You can replace the existing 136 amp alternator with this Worldwide Alternator (Part No. 12315). For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

              Answered on 9/6/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
          • Q:

            My current alternator has an OAD type pulley. Does this replacement alternator have the same OAD or just an OAP pulley?
            Asked on 12/11/2010 by Anonymous from Indiana

            1 answer

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              A:

              This product meets and/or exceeds OEM specifications. If your vehicle requires an OAD type pulley, once the vehicles information is entered, you should receive an alternator with an OAD type pulley.

              Answered on 12/12/2010 by Ron the Auto Parts Rebel from AAP
          • Q:

            My Alternator makes a rattling/knocking sound that you can also feel when you are in drive or reverse, with the A/C on, but are not moving. Is it possible that the bearings on the alternator are going bad?
            Asked on 10/11/2010 by Art from Erie

            2 answers

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              A:

              Yes it could be that the alternator bearings are going bad.

              Answered on 10/12/2010 by Kevin the King of Auto Parts. from AAP
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              That's the exact same thing that happened to mine, yes the bearings are bad.

              Answered on 12/6/2010 by Loco from Houston,Tx
          • Q:

            What is the clutch on the alternator do? When the engine is shut down the armature keeps turning for a breif moment. Is this normal?
            Asked on 9/18/2010 by Anonymous

            1 answer

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              A:

              Yes its more like free wheeling.

              Answered on 9/19/2010 by Michael from aap
          • Q:

            If you get the 20% discount online with the promotion code, and have this alternator delivered to your home, are you still eligible for the core charge refund if you bring the core into the store with the receipt?
            Asked on 7/26/2010 by Julie from Virginia

            1 answer

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              A:

              Yes, however, it will not be the entire amount that the core charge is. Some of the discount is applied to the core charge.

              Answered on 7/26/2010 by Mike from AAP
          • Q:

            The description says to refer to Tech Tip # 652. Where do you find the Tech Tips?
            Asked on 4/12/2010 by John from Florida

            1 answer

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              A:

              Tech Tip #652.

              BATTERY LIGHT ILLUMINATED
              TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P1594 TRIGGERED
              2001-2004 Chrysler and Dodge Vans, Light Truck, and select Passenger Cars.

              Trouble-shooting may find that the charging voltage rate is too high (15.2 volts or higher). This may be a false condition which may result in the arbitrary replacment of alternators, related sensors, and/or the SBECIII (PCM) computer.

              Scan Tool diagnostic checks must be performed. If the results of all checks prove that the systems are working as designed, then it is very likely that the PCM needs to be reprogrammed by an authorized service technician.

              Answered on 5/12/2010 by Anonymous
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