Hi all, been having some bad luck with cars lately. My DD car decided to puke up its water pump, so I uncovered the trust Alfa. Well, I guess she was mad for being covered up to much and not getting run. So, today I was hearing this strange "tinging" noise. I didn't know what it was so kind of dismissed it. Later on when idling it was getting a bit worse and then it got real bad. It was almost turning into a grinding noise. I also got the generator light to come on and lower my happiness to be driving. I got out with the car at idle and I can hear and almost see the alternator pulley/cooling fins hitting against the alternator case. I figure the bearings or brushes are going out of it and causing it to get enough play to make contact. My question is, can you go to a local place that rebuilds starters, alternators, distributors like this, or do I need to find a person on the board that has a good used one? I have not looked real hard to find a new one, but figure it may be kind of expensive. I got 2 pictures of what it is and the part that is making contact. Since this is my only other car should I chance driving it more, or will I end up with parts flying all over and be out even more.
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