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1998 ls400 with 73k, when should I expect the alternator to fail?

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Old 04-22-11, 01:35 PM   #1
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Default 1998 ls400 with 73k, when should I expect the alternator to fail?

was just trying to find out when the alternator fails on our cars.

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Old 04-22-11, 01:45 PM   #2
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they relocated the power steering pumps on the newer motors so u should be fine iirc.
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Just recently had mine rebuilt at 110K miles, 1998 LS.
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Old 04-23-11, 08:54 AM   #4
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one of mine is almost 170k without trouble... so why worry about when it "might" happen, if it happens, fix it, and go on. cars are like people, they have problems at different times.... nothing is set in stone.
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Mine has 242k and still works fine. 96 LS
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Yup, fix when necessary.
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Old 04-24-11, 08:35 PM   #7
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Where to buy rebulid alternator online? For LS400. I've got my Supra from Suprastore.com.. How about LS400?
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Where to buy rebulid alternator online? For LS400. I've got my Supra from Suprastore.com.. How about LS400?
lextreme has them or u can get one from powerbastards.com i got the all fit from them since my alt just died last week at 174k miles and i put a huge ammount of stress on it 2600 cranking amps pushing 2 15inch subs with a 2000rms amp i bought a green all fit alt from them for my summer engine update/rebuild
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Never =P

Had a 98 with 165K, no failure.

Have a 2003 LS430 with 200K on the dot, the alternator is still running strong.
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my 95 lasted 162k before it died and stranded me in the mountains.
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Old 05-02-11, 08:38 PM   #11
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In highway driving, they generally last 150,000 - 250,000 miles. Aftermarket, half as long.
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I took mine off at 250,000 miles I didn't want to be left stranded and the bearings were still in good shape..
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not trying to thread jack btut i have a problem with the alternator, its brand new, new battery, the alternator isnt charging the battery . i know theres a short somewhere but could it be a fuse or relay
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fusible link and/or the alternator fuse.

next time don't hijack others unrelated thread and search please.
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there's one problem my LS has had and it's the alternator
i've had about 3 different alternators so far.. all rebuilt.. if there's any advice i can give you, it's to buy a brand new alternator and have it put in.. save yourself all the trouble i had to go through.. apparently no one in this area can rebuild an alternator right
and as others have said.. don't worry about it until it actually dies on you
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