It would be refurbed most probably with "new" bearings, and I can't even check before buying.
What make is the alternator ?
Get the alternator serviced at any of their authorized service centers listen in the below link
DENSO Service Network - DENSO International India Private Limited
Last edited by Nithin; 13th Mar 2012 at 15:39.
2006 May, Safari Dicor 3.0 (88,500 Kms)
1985 Mar, Suzuki SS80 DX (47,500 Kms)
2001, MM550 XD
1950, Land Rover Series 1
Just got off the phone with the guy, he seems pretty confident and has asked me to bring the car and get the bearings changed with genuine Denso spares. He is also going to give me a warranty for the job done. Seems like a fair deal and I hope everything goes well.
Not yet, I have some study related targets to finish and then, I will surely get it fixed and yes, I will update everything.
Guys, This is what I would have done. Got the bearings removed from the alternator and taken it to a SKF or FAG or any reputed bearing store. Bearings are identifiable by their numbers. If a sealed bearing is used, one can still open up the seal from one side and fill in with some extra gease and replace the rubber seal. FIt back the alternator and the job is done. Alternator bearings are actually small sized ball bearings and might be common with any of the motor cycle wheel bearings too. Everything will be fine if only the number matches, and as everyone knows, one main source of profit for Authorized service centres are from the sale of such spares. No wonder if your jaws drop down after making a price comparison for 2 similar bearings, but one at the bearings dealer & one at the Authorized service centre.
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