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ToughOne Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps

Part No. 12315 Warranty  

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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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ToughOneAlternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps
 
4.1

(based on 61 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (38)
  • Durable (16)
  • Improves engine efficiency (7)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Replacement (33)
  • Everyday driving (29)
  • Restoration (3)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (11), Auto enthusiast (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (25), Auto enthusiast (11), Mechanic (11)

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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4.0

so far so good

By jaysdude

from cincinnati, oh

About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Shade tree mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

Verified Buyer
Level 1

Pros

  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement

    Comments about ToughOne Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps:

    old alt locked up, this was a good replacement

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    worked

    By Computer guy

    from Defaince, ohio

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about ToughOne Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps:

          NO idea why you you want my opnion. I bought it, someone put it in for me, and now the car runs again.
          cashier was frendly at the store.

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          5.0

          Alternate alternator

          By Matticus Finch

          from FL

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer
          Level 1

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Replacement

            Comments about ToughOne Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps:

            Easy swap-out for old alternator.

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            5.0

            OEM perfect fit

            By BJ

            from Minneapolis, MN

            About Me Auto Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer
            Level 1

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving

                Comments about ToughOne Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps:

                Works correctly from the moment of installation!

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Alternator

                By Unhappy mechanic

                from Powhatan, Virginia

                About Me Mechanic

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                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about ToughOne Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps:

                      One year to the purchased date the bearing started to grind. Quality not there?

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                      5.0

                      Good fit and good product

                      By JM

                      from New York

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Install

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about ToughOne Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps:

                          No issues with fit or performance. Internal bearings on original alternator was making noise at 98k. So far after 2 weeks, new alternator working great.

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                          5.0

                          Perfect as always

                          By DS

                          from Wilson, NC

                          About Me Truck Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer
                          Level 2

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Install

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Replacement

                            Comments about ToughOne Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps:

                            Installation was easy and put out 14 volts on the nose.

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                            5.0

                            fits like OEM

                            By Tom

                            from Feeding Hills, MA

                            Verified Buyer
                            Level 1

                            Comments about ToughOne Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps:

                            Fits like OEM

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                            5.0

                            All Charged Up

                            By Chad

                            from Venice, FL

                            About Me Casual Driver

                            Verified Buyer
                            Level 1

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Install

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday Driving
                              • Replacement

                              Comments about ToughOne Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps:

                              Replaced alternator after the original one died. The WorldWide alternator was a perfect fit, which made it easy to install.

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Exact replacement - 1 hour install time

                              By Scroat Bag Garage

                              from Kansas City, MO

                              About Me Auto Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer
                              Level 1

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Install

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday Driving
                                • Replacement

                                Comments about ToughOne Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps:

                                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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                                • 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

                                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                                    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

                                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                                    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

                                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                                    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

                                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                                    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

                                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                                    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

                                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                                    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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