Serving - Denton, Gainesville, Corinth, Lewisville, The Colony, Little Elm, Dallas/Fort Worth, Mid-Cities
Alternator Diagnostics and Repair
Nothing looks worst than popping the hood of a sweet car and there was no special attention to the vehicles alternator. Why not freshen it up and have it properly rebuilt.
We can make it look and run like the day it rolled off the line. Our process makes the aluminum housings like new. If you want that custom and unique look, powder coating, polishing and chrome plating is also available along with one-wire units.
We also rebuild generators for vintage automobiles 6 Volt and 12 Volt. Make your car stand out from the rest, after all it’s the small details that win trophies.
Today’s cars have evolved and so have their alternators. Most of these new cars are equipped with PCM/ECM controlled voltage regulators that require OEM replacements for them to work correctly.
We stock those parts and all of our alternators are rebuilt from O.E. cores, that are rebuilt & restored completely. These cores are disassembled, cleaned and inspected to achieve the best quality workmanship.
We always install new brushes and bearings. The reason is to avoid your rebuilt alternator from being one of those noisy and squeaky vehicles you sometimes see on the road. Voltage regulators that are replaced are from the best components available. We know what weakness that are in today’s alternators and replace those with heavy-duty components, better than OEM nothing is overlooked.
Most new alternators are equipped with O.A.D. de-coupler or clutch style pulleys, these reduce vibration and noise in the engine and also increase MPG. Pulley’s must also be replaced when installing an alternator, don’t be fooled by what others who say “you don’t need it”. Failure to install, can lead to a reduced life of the alternator or other drive line components that are not designed for the higher loads and vibration. Here at Tom’s Auto Start we only use new OEM pulleys by the manufactures that produce them.