1999 Honda Accord Alternator, new or re-manufactured?

Tiny
ANTHONY R
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  • 1999 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 240,000 MILES
My alternator went out and i'm debating wheather I should buy a new alternator or re-manufactured unit (which is about $50.00 cheaper). Any big difference?
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Monday, January 28th, 2008 AT 12:08 AM

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Tiny
BRUCE HUNT
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Yes there is. For the $50 I would take the new every time. You would be surprised how many rebuilt alternators have problems. Take new. They replace a number of parts in the rebuilt but it is a used made to be like new. That said, let me say that if I were going to trade the vehicle soon I would go with a rebuilt but if I was going to plan on putting on a number of miles I would take the new and have a peace of mind.
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Monday, January 28th, 2008 AT 11:34 AM

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