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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 70 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (44)
  • Durable (17)
  • Improves engine efficiency (7)

Cons

  • No improvement in performance (5)
  • Difficult to install (4)

Best Uses

  • Replacement (36)
  • Everyday driving (33)
  • Restoration (3)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (11), Auto enthusiast (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (29), Auto enthusiast (15), Mechanic (14), 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 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

worked as expected

By Pappy

from Peachtree City Ga

About Me Auto Enthusiast

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Level 1

Pros

  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement

    Comments about ToughOne Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps:

    Worked as expected

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    part

    By dick the head

    from ct

    About Me Mechanic

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    Level 2

    Pros

      Cons

      • No Improvement In Performance

      Best Uses

      • Boat anchor

      Comments about ToughOne Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps:

      none

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      (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Definate upgrade over stock

      By Skywalker

      from pa

      About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic

      Verified Buyer
      Level 1

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about ToughOne Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps:

        Helpful info in box on how to troubleshoot system

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        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect replacement for original alterna

        By ADK Bill

        from Upstate NY

        About Me Casual Driver

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        Level 1

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about ToughOne Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps:

            Was very straightforward to install. Took about an hour. Noticed improvement in battery charging. It's important to have a functioning alternator in the SXT as there are so many electrically operated doors.

            Very cost effective.

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            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Failed after 5 days.

            By Tom

            from WV

            About Me Auto Enthusiast

            Level 1

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                  Comments about ToughOne Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps:

                  It has failed after 5 days. I'm going to exchange it tomorrow. If it fails again I will find another brand that comes with all new internal parts. Apparently these do not.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Easy To Order & Great Deal!

                  By Lattemarie

                  from Ann Arbor, MI

                  About Me Casual Driver

                  Verified Buyer
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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Order
                  • Great Discounts

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about ToughOne Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps:

                      Advanced Auto Parts makes finding replacement parts really easy! And they have great discounts if you order online before heading out to the store.

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                      (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Good quality just what I expected.

                      By tekfire

                      from Sterling Heights Mi

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                      Level 4

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Install

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday Driving

                        Comments about ToughOne Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps:

                        The unit matched the OEM part. Was easy to install if you remove the EGR . I recommend you do this makes the job much easier. With the discount code and in store pick up. Made this unit very affordable.

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                        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        So far, So good

                        By jram

                        from New Port Richey, FL

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                            Comments about ToughOne Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps:

                            Good replacement. Have had on a Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3l for a few weeks and works fine. Replaced my original at 225k miles. It still charged fine but was less hassle than replacing the over-ride clutch pulley, and at that many miles, why not.

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                            (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            exact fit, easy install

                            By fmf_tinting

                            from Dunedin, FL

                            About Me Casual Driver

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Install

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday Driving
                              • Replacement

                              Comments about ToughOne Alternator - Remanufactured - 160 Amps:

                              Battery light came on, original alternator was only outputting 12v, replacement was needed.

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                              (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              so far so good

                              By jaysdude

                              from cincinnati, oh

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

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                              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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                                • 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

                                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                                    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

                                  • 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
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                                    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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