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  • ACDelco® - Professional™ Alternator
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    # sp10754
    Professional™ Alternator by ACDelco®. Thoroughly tested and backed by competitive warranty coverage, ACDelco Professional NEW Alternators - for GM and non-GM vehicles - are manufactured using ISO Quality Standards. ACDelco...
    Key components are greased to help with long term reliability in harsh conditionsACDelco Professional Alternators are computer tested for voltage stability, terminal function, and electronic circuit board integrity
    $24.54 - $519.83
  • TYC® - Starter
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    # sp2470
    Starter by TYC®. As soon as your starter motor fails, you can feel it right away. Well, if your starter motor is damaged, you no longer have to pay the high dealer price for a replacement because TYC will give you the same quality for...
    OE quality at an affordable priceDirect replacement
    $47.93 - $232.56
  • Remy® - Alternator
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    # sp9139
    Alternator by Remy®. Whether you are looking for top-of-the-line alternators with OE-level performance, a quality remanufactured part or affordable, dependable alternators validated according to Remy’s stringent standards, Remy has a...
    Boasts the lowest mass in the industryProvides maximum fuel economy
    $16.85 - $352.42
  • ACDelco® - Professional™ Starter
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    # sp10775
    Professional™ Starter by ACDelco®. Thoroughly tested and backed by competitive warranty coverage, ACDelco Professional NEW Starters - for GM and non-GM vehicles - are manufactured using ISO Quality Standards. ACDelco NEW Professional...
    New units are manufactured under the guidelines of ISO Quality Standards to ensure consistent qualityAll components are 100% new to provide improved performance and long-life reliability
    $20.53 - $408.86
  • Denso® - Alternator
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    # sp4663
    Alternator by Denso®. Contemporary cars employ dozens of sophisticated electronic systems from bumper to bumper, placing heavy demands on the charging system. The alternator is no place to cut corners. Denso First Time Fit™...
    Bearing 100% tested to OE standards and repacked with OEM grade lubricantStator Insulation tested to 600 volts
    $78.08 - $547.41
  • Bosch® - Alternator
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    # sp1073
    Alternator by Bosch®. If all you hear when starting your car is a click-click sound, chances are your alternator has died on you. Bosch Alternator is built especially for extremes of heat and cold; it features more new parts and is...
    Ensures cranking and starting performance under all temperature extremes100% full-load tested – meets or exceeds OE manufacturers' torque, amperage draw and RPM standards
    $50.29 - $751.57
  • Quality-Built® - Alternator
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    # sp1450
    Alternator by Quality-Built®. Get professional installer quality at a DIY price with a Quality Built alternator. These alternators are manufactured under strict QS-9000 quality guidelines, the highest quality standard achievable for...
    Designed specifically for the high demands of professional installersSelect components and advanced manufacturing techniques provide unparalleled performance and reliability
    $10.29 - $1,950.32
  • iD Select® - Alternator
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    # sp224045
    Alternator by iD Select®. Swap out your worn-out or malfunctioning part with this top-notch product from iD Select. It’s built to OEM specifications to offer the same fit, form, and function as your factory component. Designed to...
    Direct OEM replacement for your malfunctioning partMade to deliver the ultimate in quality, reliability, and value
    $22.87 - $338.02
  • Remy® - Starter
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    # sp9140
    Starter by Remy®. If your engine starts hard or fails to start, the problem can be in the starter. And to replace your malfunctioning starter, there is no need to search long, just opt for this premium replacement. It was designed to...
    Features the most compact design on the marketEnsures less friction and excellent performance
    $15.29 - $245.54
  • Bosch® - Starter
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    # sp1072
    Starter by Bosch®. Whether new or remanufactured, Bosch starters are 100% factory tested to ensure reliable cranking and starting performance under the most extreme operating conditions. Built for precision fit, Bosch starters are the...
    Designed to withstand the harshest environmentsProvides balanced high speed torque for maximum performance and dependability
    $44.37 - $570.42
  • ACDelco® - GM Original Equipment™ Alternator
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    # sp10678
    GM Original Equipment™ Alternator by ACDelco®. When you need to match Original Equipment specifications in a replacement Alternator for your GM vehicle, look to ACDelco. GM Original Equipment line includes brand-new, and...
    New units are manufactured under the guidelines of ISO Quality Standards to ensure consistent qualityAll components are 100% new to provide improved performance and long-life reliability
    $105.67 - $511.75
  • TYC® - Alternator
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    # sp2469
    Alternator by TYC®. The alternator is one of the parts you want to function properly, otherwise all the comforts given by the electronic components won't be available anymore. And when you need a replacement, TYC will gladly give you a...
    OE quality at an affordable priceDirect replacement
    $96.16 - $256.22
  • Quality-Built® - Starter
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    # sp1452
    Starter by Quality-Built®. Get professional installer quality at a DIY price with a Quality-Built starter. These starters are manufactured under strict QS-9000 quality guidelines, the highest quality standard achievable for automotive...
    Designed specifically for the high demands of professional installersSelect components and advanced manufacturing techniques provide unparalleled performance and reliability
    $10.34 - $378.36
  • Odyssey® - Performance Series™ Battery
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    # sp179562
    Performance Series™ Battery by Odyssey®. Designed to handle the increased use of onboard accessories in today's vehicles, Performance Series batteries combine long service life, high reliability and deep cycle capabilities....
    Better warranty - Up to 4-year limited full replacement warranty - not pro rataLonger service life - 3-10 years of service life to save you time, money, and aggravation
    $268.99 - $369.99
  • Denso® - Starter
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    # sp4662
    Starter by Denso®. The original Denso gear-reduction starter is an industry benchmark, so rugged and powerful that it is often adapted for racing use. Denso remanufactured starters are subjected to a rigorous test and replacement...
    High-voltage tested armature and field coils to ensure reliable performancePremium copper terminals to ensure a clean source of electrical current
    $49.34 - $332.85
  • Motorcraft® - Alternator
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    # sp49095
    Alternator by Motorcraft®. To help meet your customers' needs, Motorcraft alternators are available as new or remanufactured units. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Motorcraft features premium quality and will...
    Dual internal cooling fans provide reliability during extreme temperaturesSlip rings and brushes are designed for reduced wear to help provide longer service life
    $64.26 - $637.07
  • ACDelco® - GM Original Equipment™ Starter
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    # sp10731
    GM Original Equipment™ Starter by ACDelco®. When you need to match Original Equipment specifications in a replacement starter for your GM vehicle, look to ACDelco. Their GM Original Equipment line includes brand-new, and...
    New units are manufactured under the guidelines of ISO Quality Standards to ensure consistent qualityAll components are 100% new to provide improved performance and long-life reliability
    $62.60 - $296.78
  • Motorcraft® - Tested Tough Max Battery
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    # sp214611
    Tested Tough Max Battery by Motorcraft®. If you’re looking to replace a battery, Motorcraft is your best bet for fit and function. All Motorcraft batteries are manufactured to the latest technologies in design and engineering....
    Excellent limited warranty coverage - 100-month (8+ years) unlimited mileage36-month (3-year) Free replacement period
    $109.52 - $191.66
  • Motorcraft® - Starter
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    # sp16922
    Starter by Motorcraft®. This superior product was elaborately designed and meticulously manufactured to stringent industry standards to have the most precise OE specifications. It fits and functions like the factory original. Made of...
    Direct OEM replacementMeets strict Ford Motor Company standards
    $53.42 - $394.93
  • WAI Global® - Alternator
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    # sp158918
    Alternator by WAI Global®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by WAI Global features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is manufactured to meet or...
    Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
    $66.27 - $693.98
  • WAI Global® - Starter
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    # sp135545
    Starter by WAI Global®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by WAI Global features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is manufactured to meet or exceed...
    Will help you easily solve the problem with engine startingDesigned to duplicate the original part as closely as possible
    $15.83 - $327.12
  • ACDelco® - Professional™ Battery
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    # sp211562
    Professional™ Battery by ACDelco®. ACDelco Professional Automotive batteries have high cycling capabilities, are remarkably charge-receptive, and are necessary for start/stop applications. The Absorbed Glass Mat design is 100% leak...
    High density negative paste, improves performance and increases battery lifeEnhanced life alloy/Silver Calcium stamped alloy increases cycle life and improves performance
    $140.04 - $232.18
  • Exide® - Marathon Max™ AGM Battery
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    # sp172066
    Marathon Max™ AGM Battery by Exide®. Exide's AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) battery, Marathon Max™, is designed to maximize energy capacity for today's on-the-go drivers. Marathon Max™ lasting energy protects against battery...
    Clean, spill-proof, maintenance-free absorbed glass mat construction. Easy to install - even on its sideStart-stop systems require a battery with greater power to support the intermittent energy draw of these modern vehicles
    $174.47 - $193.46
  • BBB Industries® - Premium™ Remanufactured Starter
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    # sp124407
    Premium™ Remanufactured Starter by BBB Industries®. BBB Industries® remanufactured starters meet or exceed OE standards because they're remanufactured using processes similar to the way new starters are made. Components are...
    Developed with modern technology and innovationMeticulously Tested for the ultimate in quality
    $24.53 - $307.08
  • XS Power® - 12V D-Series AGM Battery
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    # sp113932
    12V D-Series AGM Battery by XS Power®. The XS Power are direct fit, OEM replacement for most European models. XS Power added these three models to the D-Series lineup for starting and secondary power demands. By adding these three...
    Proudly Made in the USASealed absorbed glass mat (AGM) design that incorporates special glass fiber mats that contain the acid electrolyte between the lead plates, rather than a standard flooded (liquid) design
    $199.99 - $489.99
  • iD Select® - Starter
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    # sp222320
    Starter by iD Select®. Swap out your worn-out or malfunctioning part with this top-notch product from iD Select. It’s built to OEM specifications to offer the same fit, form, and function as your factory component. Designed to provide...
    Direct OEM replacement for your malfunctioning partMade to deliver the ultimate in quality, reliability, and value
    $23.33 - $330.58
  • ACDelco® - Professional™ Gold Series Battery
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    # sp211563
    Professional™ Gold Series Battery by ACDelco®. This superior product was elaborately designed and meticulously manufactured to stringent industry standards to have the most precise OE specifications. It fits and functions like the...
    Designed in compliance with rigorous factory standardsHigh level of quality, ultimate reliability, and solid value
    $74.16 - $306.89
  • Nastra® - Alternator
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    # sp199746
    Alternator by Nastra®. When it comes to safety and reliability while driving, premium Nastra parts are what you need. Carefully manufactured and thoroughly tested, they will cater to all your needs and offer the highest level of...
    Only original equipment type cores are used in the rebuilding processMade combining advanced technologies with premium materials
    $25.53 - $751.91
  • Mando® - Alternator
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    # sp178509
    Alternator by Mando®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Mando features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is manufactured to meet or exceed...
    Designed in compliance with rigorous factory standardsHigh level of quality, ultimate reliability, and solid value
    $110.03 - $346.04
  • Nastra® - Starter
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    # sp198929
    Starter by Nastra®. If your engine starts hard or fails to start, the problem can be in the starter. And to replace your malfunctioning starter, there is no need to search long, just opt for this premium replacement. It was designed to...
    Only original equipment type cores are used in the rebuilding processMade combining advanced technologies with premium materials
    $26.39 - $615.57




The Starting & Charging system consists of the battery, starter, alternator, cables, wiring, and related components like relays, solenoids, and voltage regulators. The battery provides power to the starter and ignition system when you turn the key. The starter turns the crankshaft so the engine builds enough compression to start, and the alternator recharges the battery and powers the vehicle’s electrical accessories when the engine is running.

Batteries are electrochemical devices in which a chemical reaction between two dissimilar materials creates a voltage. A number of positive and negative plates are immersed in an electrolyte solution of water and sulfuric acid. The positive plates are coated with the active material lead dioxide (PbO2), and the negative plates with sponge lead (Pb). The positive and negative plates form a cell element, and there are 6 cell elements in a 12-volt battery.

In conventional flooded lead acid batteries, which includes maintenance-free batteries, the electrolyte is in liquid form. If the battery is damaged and leaks, the sulfuric acid in the electrolyte can cause serious vehicle damage and burns if it comes in contact with your body. Gel cell and AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) batteries are superior alternatives. In the gel cell battery, silica is added to the electrolyte to form a gel-type material, while in AGM batteries, the electrolyte is held in matting that is akin to a sponge. If the case cracks on a gel cell or AGM battery, no electrolyte will leak out.

Whereas most vehicle batteries look almost identical and have similar dimensions, they may provide completely different specifications. So, choosing a replacement car battery you should consider some key factors to pick out the right one. First of all, you need to know whether you have a 12V or 24V battery. If you drive a car or lightweight truck, most likely you need a 12V battery, while some heavy-duty trucks and commercial vehicles rely on a 24V power source. Another key factors are the reserve capacity of a car battery, which says how long it can continuously supply minimum voltage needed to run your vehicle, and cold cranking amperes, which determines the battery's ability to start your vehicle even in extremely cold weather.

The starter motor converts electrical energy into mechanical energy. The starter circuit includes the battery, starter, and cables, which are activated by a starter control circuit consisting of the ignition switch, starter relay, solenoid, and wiring. When you turn the ignition switch, the relay energizes the starter solenoid, which sends power to the starter motor. The starter drive meshes with the flywheel/flexplate teeth before the starter motor begins to turn. Most starter drives are the overrunning clutch type, which only applies force in one direction, so the engine cannot apply torque to the starter.

A belt from the crankshaft drives the alternator, and it uses this mechanical energy to create electricity. The electricity is produced when the belt spins the rotor, creating a magnetic field that induces a voltage in the stator windings. Alternators produce AC current, which is rectified by diodes and transformed into the DC current that recharges the battery and powers the electrical system. The voltage output of the alternator must be controlled. This is done by varying the field current. On older vehicles this was done by a separate voltage regulator, but on most new vehicles regulator function is part of the ECM.

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  • When Is It Time To Replace My Alternator?
    August 03, 2018
    When Is It Time To Replace My Alternator?
    Bolted to an engine block and powered by a belt-driven pulley, an alternator is in motion whenever the engine is running. Essentially, a vehicle`s battery is tasked...
  • Servicing And Replacing A Battery
    May 23, 2017
    Servicing And Replacing A Battery
    By definition, an automotive battery is an electrochemical device that stores and provides electrical energy on demand. Electrical energy is produced inside the...
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    October 02, 2013
    Hybrid Vehicle Overview - CARiD.com
    Hybrids are everywhere these days and can be defined as, "any vehicle combining two or more sources of power which can directly or indirectly provide propulsion."...

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Sherman® - Battery Tray
I was looking for a battery tray, that if the bump out section was on the bottom, would be on the left. As this picture shows (rotate it 90 degrees clockwise). However, this photo is of the underneath of the battery tray. Which means the bump out is actually on the right hand side. Why isn't it a photo of the top? Who decided that it made sense to take a picture of the BOTTOM of an item? Who knows? This will work if your car has a battery tray mounted on the driver side. If yours is on the passenger side, it's useless, because you won't have mounting holes for it. I still give it a point or so for looking like decent quality build. But CARiD really failed on the photo.
Posted by Andrew (Alstead, NH) / October 15, 20201968 Pontiac LeMans
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