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Old 08-28-2009, 02:16 PM   #1
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I have only had an upper pulley swap for a couple of months now and I just fried my alternator. I was going through a bank drivethru and I smelled something burning and my battery light came on. The radio shut off and I had to keep the car reved to keep the battery light off. The car now has just under 65k on it and my question is: Is this a fluke and the alt just went bad without anything to do with my upper pulley (2.8)? I know that lower pulleys can cause issues when you don't change the alt pulley. I hope I don't have a pulley going bad every few months. My car is a DD.
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Mine went bad at 16k with a pullied eaton.
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The upper pulley has nothing to do with the alternator failure. If you had a lower installed and no oversize alt pulley, that would be a different story.

Your's just decided to take crap on you. It happens. They seem to be the best option though compared to the aftermarket replacements.
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My stocker died @ 30K... the first autozone replacement lasted 20k, but the next one only lasted 2k I would stick with the ford units.
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hey Stan..can u measure your alt. pulley and let me know what size it is??

just wondering cause i dont think mine has been changed and im running a 6# lower ring
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hey Stan..can u measure your alt. pulley and let me know what size it is??

just wondering cause i dont think mine has been changed and im running a 6# lower ring
I'll measure it tomarrow and let you know.
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must just have been its time. I pullied my car last year. I have put on about 12k and no issues
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