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Old 05-10-2009, 03:18 PM
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Best Replacement Alternator for a 04 F-150 5.4?

I would be interested in hearing about the best and worst replacement alternator for a 04 F-150 5.4.

The motorcraft replacement is 253.00 not including core of 75.00. Not sure if there is or is not an advantage to sticking with Motorcraft?

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Old 05-10-2009, 05:40 PM
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You could check NAPA. Or you could rebuild the current alternator yourself if you can get a kit. I would not use AutoZone alternators, though. I have not had real good luck with their brand of electrical parts. $253 exchange for a Motorcraft doesn't sound all that out of line, imo.
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Thanks for your feedback.

I dont know if we have a NAPA Auto Parts here. Never noticed one. Napa has good electrical parts these days?

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I am looking for a higher output alternator for my truck at the time. Not sure if you are looking to upgrade or just want to remain stock. There are a few places on the web that offer some good prices and no core charge on OEM alternators that have better output than our stock alternators. I figure if your going to be buying might as well upgrade while your at it. I'll email you or PM you some links.
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I saw some alternators on ebay for around $60.00. I am thinking about buying one because mine has started to make a humming noise.
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IT Dave, you should grab that while the gettin's good!
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There's a starter/generator shop by me, anytime I need one I go right there $65-80 for a rebuilt done by them and they last LONG. You could check if there's a good old fashioned rebuild shop near you.
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Do what MisterDave2 says. You will be money ahead. I wouldn't touch a new alternator for $60.00. It's got to be junk.
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Do what MisterDave2 says. You will be money ahead. I wouldn't touch a new alternator for $60.00. It's got to be junk.
Thank you Very much
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Don't forget to check some of the sponsors of this site. They give good prices and service for new oem parts.
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