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Old 03-07-2017, 05:44 PM   #15
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Not real up on the 2007 era engines, but many in the 2000-2005 era have changed over to the Delco Remy replacement alternators. Run a bit cooler, are lighter in weight too.

I went from the 160A to the 200A when my Leece Neville went out.

Might be worth researching a bit...

Best of luck to you! And please come back and finish the 'Rest of the story!' - when you get it all done.
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The new Leece Neville 200 amp ones Freightliner is currently using are just about the same size as the 160 amp Delcos. LN has came a long way recently.
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Old 03-08-2017, 05:04 AM   #16
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Recently replaced my alternator. First check with Monaco to get the model number of the alternator originally installed (just give them your VIN #). You can then shop around. I found the best price at Quality Power High Output Alternators & High Torque Starters I decided to replace my 160 amp Leece Neville with a 200 amp Delco Remy 28SI. The install was fairly simple except on the DR you don't connect the excite wire since it is self exciting.
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Old 03-08-2017, 05:15 AM   #17
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I just sent you a PM. Give me a call. I am close and can help you
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Stan,

Providing your belt that runs the alternator doesn't run anything else, you are NOT stuck. Start your generator, and drive. The generator will keep both the house and chassis batteries charged, at the cost of the fuel burn on the generator which shouldn't add up to a lot until you can get to a shop you trust, and that will replace the alternator for a reasonable price!
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Old 03-08-2017, 06:07 AM   #19
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Lol. Is there an engine that has a separate belt for the alternator? Serpentine belts run everything except the a/c on some.
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Mine just runs A/C and alternator
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Awesome..no water pump or fan? I see it's a Detroit.
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I carry a Delco 200 AMP as a spare. I still have the 160 AMP LN on the engine. The Delco was new and it only cost me $380.00. Keep shopping my friend.
On our coach if you lay under and look up you can see all of the numbers on the LN alternator, snap a picture with your phone and do some web searching.
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I've seen some cautions about replacing your Leece-Neville alternator on a Monaco coach with a new one. The recommendation is to have yours rebuilt instead. Apparently there is something different in the older alternators.
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Stan, I think an average price for a 'new' alternator would be about $500. A rebuild, which if it's an option, I would definitely go for if the logistics works, would be about half that.

Here's a tip: You say your alternator is seized, so I'm guessing you threw a belt. Since it's a diesel, you can still get it started assuming the batteries are fully charged. You can drive it for a short distance to a repair shop, since diesel's don't need the alternator to keep the engine running.

BUT -- the belt most likely is running your cooling fan, so you can only run for a very short distance, starting from cold. Maybe a few miles before it may overheat. Do it first thing in the morning in the cold if possible.

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Two things here.
Diesels need steady power to run, since the addition of electronic engine controls. In the old days,they would run forever, without power, once started.

The controls will shut the engine down for low voltage. Your voltage will drop quickly because it also power the rest of the chassis. Your not going to get far without a charging source. As others mentioned you can supply power from your house system.

Second, If the belt, that's missing, turns the water pump, you risk engine damage.

The temp sensor will warn you of an overheat situation, but it is only sensing the coolant AT the sensor. With no water pump circulating the coolant, damaging hot spots can be undetected.

My advice after 45 years in diesel repair, don't run your engine, even a short distance, without the belts or coolant.
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