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CardinalFJ60
05-22-2012, 11:08 AM
So...DanS and I ran into this during Moab after I pulled out my spare alternator for his Dad. We (his Dad and I) both had issues getting the right alternator for our 87 FJ60s.

The issue is how the Alt, esp where the VR is Clocked. I brought the wrong one back to Napa in L'ville, and we checked their online parts catalog for the right one...all the pics showed it clocked the wrong way. :confused:

Anyone have insight on the "right" one? when I replaced mine last year, the guy at Vanetta's grabbed the proper one right off the shelf. (maybe I should ask him?? :o )

CardinalFJ60
05-22-2012, 11:11 AM
Here's a pic of the correct one...the wrong one has the VR clocked over by the tensioner bolt and hoses.

nuclearlemon
05-22-2012, 12:31 PM
yours looks a lot like the one i put on the 45. i think it was the original one off my 83, iirc, i put a higher amp one in the 60

DanS
05-23-2012, 08:34 PM
Anyone have insight on the "right" one? when I replaced mine last year, the guy at Vanetta's grabbed the proper one right off the shelf. (maybe I should ask him?? :o )

Just FYI, there's a single part number available now. It is backwards compatible to all years. It's the early alternators that won't fit on the later trucks.

...So I'd go looking for late model 60s to get the good spares.

Dan