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

Part No. 13870A Warranty Details  
$182.99
Core Charge: $35.00
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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 amps
Fan Included:Yes
Fan Type:Internal Fan
Internal Regulator:No
Lester Number:13870
Pulley Grooves:6
Pulley Included:Yes
Pulley Type:Clutch Pulley
Regulator Included:Yes
Regulator Type:External Regulator
Voltage:12 v

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CARQUESTAlternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps
 
4.2

(based on 84 reviews)

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    (48)

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    (20)

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    (7)

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88%

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)
    • 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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5.0

GRAND CARAVAN SXT ALT NOISE GONE!

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from SOUND BEACH, NY

About Me Mechanic

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.

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    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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        4.0

        Over a year and no issues so far

        Comments about CARQUEST Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps:

        Installed 2006 Grand Caravan, original alternator bearings shot, noisy, makes dieseling sounds. Installation is straight forward for the mechanically inclined. Remove EGR to access bottom bolt. Replace Belt, Tension er and pulley while your at it if you have over 100K and over. Do torque the bolts when possible.In my opinion it's a good replacement and durable so far.I would recommend this Carquest re-manufacture alternator. I have use their reman starter as well and no problems.

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        5.0

        Great Experience

        By 

        from Minnesota

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        Comments about CARQUEST Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps:

        Ordering was a nice experience, pricing was competitive and the part seems to be good quality.
        Works by me.

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        5.0

        this website is very helpful

        By 

        from altavista va

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Install

        Cons

        • No Improvement In Performance

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving

        Comments about CARQUEST Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps:

        my alternator was bad. I had it tested at the local advance store. it was easy to order online. everyone was friendly at the store. I will be coming back.

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        5.0

        everytime i use internet it is so easy

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        from eaton rapids

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Retired

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy Of Internet Sales

        Cons

        • None From Me

        Best Uses

        • Replacement

        Comments about CARQUEST Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps:

        n/a

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        4.0

        Waiting for me at the counter.

        By 

        from Middletown,Pa.

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Replacement

          Comments about CARQUEST Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps:

          Everyone needs an alternator, time will tell how it will hold up.

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          5.0

          Plug and play...direct replacement

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          from Glasgow, Ky

          About Me Auto Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Replacement

            Comments about CARQUEST Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps:

            IN STOCK LOCALLY, DIRECT REPLACEMENT...MUCH CHEAPER THAN DEALER

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            5.0

            It works!

            By 

            from Atlanta, GA

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            Comments about CARQUEST Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps:

            So far so good. It just works!

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            4.0

            Worth the $

            By 

            from Huntingtown, MD

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Improves Engine Efficiency
            • Increases Power

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Replacement

              Comments about CARQUEST Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps:

              Replaced original alternator at 128k miles on my T&C with this one. Not all that difficult to replace ... but borrowing the belt tensioner tool is a plus. (the 2nd time, I just used a pipe wrench) Alternator lasted 3 yrs/50k miles before starting to fail (engine light on/OBD codes reading low voltage/ + the usual alternator failing signs). Love the lifetime warranty - no fuss/no problem. Advised my 16 yr old son what to do... he had it out in 1/2 hr (spent more time looking for the right sockets than actually working). 3 mounting bolts (15MM). 160 amps - the highest. Sure, it's re-manuf. - but the lifetime warranty did it for me. Didn't want to spend the additional for a NEW or Bosch unit.

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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

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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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