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I need to purchase an alternator for my 95 LS400. Any suggestions on brands and where to get it from.

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I need to purchase an alternator for my 95 LS400. Any suggestions on brands and where to get it from.

Why not have your existing alternator rebuilt by a reputable auto electric shop. Remove yourself & take it in...

Much cheaper & you retain yourself OEM alternator....

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I need to purchase an alternator for my 95 LS400. Any suggestions on brands and where to get it from.

Why not have your existing alternator rebuilt by a reputable auto electric shop. Remove yourself & take it in...

Much cheaper & you retain yourself OEM alternator....

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Auto electric shop said it was not practical to rebuild.

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Must be a lame shop. My local rebuilder does every type of alternator, starter, or generator, import stuff rarely runs more than $80-90 for anything. They did my LS starter for $70, and I used to send core units to them when I was selling parts to just clean up and make them look new for $30 each. Any competent place can handle it, sounds like those guys are just lazy or inexperienced.

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If you want an alternator that will last 150,000+ miles, your best bet is to get a genuine Toyota remanufactured alternator that has the same part number as your existing alternator from a discount Lexus dealer like http://www.mylexparts.com/

If you want an alternator that will last 75,000 miles you can get rebuilts from Autozone for about $120.00

If your existing alternator has less than 150,000 miles and still spins smoothly without bearing noise, it probably only needs a new genuine Toyota brush holder assembly installed (about a $25 part from a discount Lexus dealer). However, this assumes your alternator did not fail because power steering fluid dripped on it, shorting it out.

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Any auto electric shop that doesnt want to rebuild an alternator is definitely lame....must not need the business I guess...that is lame....

My shop charged $130 to rebuild, a little pricey but I still have my Toyota OEM alternator...not some Autozone piece of junk.....

RDM, 80-90 is a great proce for the rebuild....

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