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How do I tell how many amps my stock alternator is?

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    How do I tell how many amps my stock alternator is?


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    I have a 2002 5.3 Tahoe.

    also is there a place i can punch in my vin and it tells me what came with my truck originally?

    thanks guys.


    I was looking at this 200 watt amp

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    Re: How do I tell how many amps my stock alternator is?

    If you go to the service department, (might be parts department)
    You can ask them to print out the options, your truck has.
    Won't be a full list of your RPO codes, but will be the ones you will most likely want.

    Told me I have a 105 amp, and my dad has a 140 amp, and a snow plow prep package that we didn't know about.


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    Re: How do I tell how many amps my stock alternator is?

    post or pm your vin, I'll run it on GMVIS for ya NO charge LOL I am a nice guy even thou some little turd doesn't think so.

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    Re: How do I tell how many amps my stock alternator is?

    Quote Originally Posted by mudbuddy
    post or pm your vin, I'll run it on GMVIS for ya NO charge LOL I am a nice guy even thou some little turd doesn't think so.

    awesome thanks.

    i'll post it when I get home.

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    Re: How do I tell how many amps my stock alternator is?

    Quote Originally Posted by mudbuddy
    post or pm your vin, I'll run it on GMVIS for ya NO charge LOL I am a nice guy even thou some little turd doesn't think so.

    1GNEK13Z92J310829


    let me know what you find out. thanks!

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    Re: How do I tell how many amps my stock alternator is?

    VIN : 1GNEK13Z92J310829
    VEHICLE INFORMATION
    Merchandising Model : CK15706 -2002 TAHOE 4WD Warranty Start Date : 02/04/2003
    BARS Order Type : 50 - FLEET
    Delivering Dealer : DOAN CHEVROLET-OLDSMOBILE, LLC.
    4477 RIDGE RD W
    ROCHESTER , NY 14626-3549
    (585) 352-3434
    Selling Source : 13 - CHEVROLET
    Site Code : 13050
    Business Associate Code : 171437
    Service Contract : No Branded Title : No Warranty Block : No PDI Status : Open
    REQUIRED FIELD ACTIONS
    Type Number Description Posted Date Status
    RC 05068 FRONT WHEEL SPEED SENSOR CORROSION N/A Closed
    SERVICE INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
    Vehicle Has No Current Record Of Outstanding Service Information
    ON STAR AND XM SATELLITE RADIO INFORMATION
    Vehicle Has No Associated On Star or XM Radio Information.
    APPLICABLE WARRANTIES
    Description Effective Date Effective Odometer End Date End Odometer
    36/36000 BUMPER TO BUMPER LIMITED WARRANTY 02/04/2003 10 miles 02/04/2006 36010 miles
    72/100000 SHEET METAL COVERAGE RUST THROUGH LIMITED WARRANTY 02/04/2003 10 miles 02/04/2009 100010 miles
    96/80000 FEDERAL EMISSION CATALYTIC CONV. AND PCM 02/04/2003 10 miles 02/04/2011 80010 miles
    36/36000 FEDERAL EMISSION 02/04/2003 10 miles 02/04/2006 36010 miles
    CLAIM HISTORY
    R.O Date R.O Number Type Labor Operation Odometer Reading
    12/06/2005 070019 # V1411 - 05068 - INSPECT AND REPLACE ONE OR BOTH WHEEL SPEED SENSOR 91079 miles
    02/12/2003 056588 # T2020 - TOWING 231 miles
    02/12/2003 056588 # F2383 - RING GEAR AND PINION - REAR DIFFERENTIAL - REPLACE 231 miles

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    VIN 1GNEK13Z92J310829
    VEHICLE BUILD
    Merchandising Model : CK15706 -2002 TAHOE 4WD
    Gross Vehicle Weight Rating : 3087 kg (6807 lb) Order Number : FCJXFQ
    Build Date : 05/30/2002 Build Plant : 12J06

    OPTION CODES
    AG1 - SIX-WAY POWER DRIVER SEAT
    AG2 - 6-WAY POWER DRIVER & PASS SEATS
    AJ1 - DEEP TINTED GLASS
    AT5 - FOLDING CENTER SEAT
    AXP - MPV VIN IDENT POSITION
    A95 - RECLINING BUCKET SEATS
    C49 - ELECTRIC REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER
    C5U - GVW RATING - 6,800 LBS
    C60 - AIR CONDITIONING WITH AIR FILTRATION SYSTEM EVA - EVAP EMISSION REQUIREMENT
    E2C - ORDER TO DELIVERY - EXPEDITE
    FE9 - FEDERAL/NY/MA/ME/VT EMISSIONS
    FK2 - TORSION BAR SPRING ADJUSTMENT
    FK3 - TORSION BAR SPRING ADJUSTMENT
    FLT - FLEET PROCESSING OPTION
    GT4 - REAR AXLE - 3.73 RATIO
    JAN - ASSEMBLY PLANT-JANESVILLE,WIS.
    JC5 - 4 WHEEL POWER DISC BRAKES
    KG8 - 130 AMP GENERATOR
    KNP - HD AUX TRANSMISSION COOLING SYS
    K34 - CRUISE CONTROL
    K47 - HIGH CAPACITY AIR CLEANER
    L59 - VORTEC 5300 V8 FLEX FUEL ENGINE
    M30 - 4-SPD AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WITH TOW HAUL MODE
    NB8 - CALIF/NE EMISSIONS OVERRIDE
    NF2 - FEDERAL EMISSION SYSTEM
    NP8 - AUTOTRAC ACTIVE TRANSFER CASE
    QNK - P245/75R16 ALS BW TIRES
    R6A - POMS OVERWEIGHT ORDERS
    R6D - BID ASSISTANCE
    R9Z - POMS EXPEDITE-SOLD ORDERS
    TFD - RETAIL AMENITY DELETE
    T62 - DAYTIME RUNNING LGT-DELETE
    T78 - AUTO HEADLAMP DELETE
    UM7 - AM/FM STEREO W/4 SPEAKERS
    UQ5 - EXT RANGE SOUND FRT & RR SPKRS
    UY7 - HD 7-LEAD TRAIL. WIRING HARNESS
    VB3 - CHROME REAR STEP BUMPER
    VG3 - FRONT DELUXE CHROMED BUMPER
    VQ2 - FLEET ORDERING & ASSIST. PROG. WITHOUT HOLDBACK
    VXS - COMPLETE VEHICLE LABEL
    V54 - BLACK ROOF LUGGAGE CARRIER
    V73 - STATEMENT OF VEHICLE CERT.-U.S. /CANADA
    XNK - P245/75R16-109S ALS BW TIRES
    X88 - CHEVROLET CONVERSION
    YD3 - BASE EQUIP FOR SCH GVW PL-FT AX
    YD6 - BASE REAR SPRING
    YK6 - SEO IDENTIFICATION
    YNK - P245/75R16-109S ALS BW TIRES
    ZNK - P245/75R16-109S ALS BW TIRES
    ZQ1 - CHASSIS PACKAGE SMOOTH RIDE
    ZW9 - CARGO DOORS
    ZY1 - SOLID PAINT 1ST - FLEET COMMERCIAL PACK INCLUDES: * FRONT AIR CONDITIONING * VINYL FLOOR COVERING * VINYL FRONT SPLIT BENCH SEAT * STEEL WHEELS DELETES: * REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY KEYFOB * FOG LAMPS * POWER WINDOWS * POWER DRIVER&PASS FRNT SEATS * REAR AIR CONDITIONING * AUXILIARY REAR HEAT * AM/FM RADIO W/CD PLAYER * CRUISE CONTROL * REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER * SIDE MOUNTED ASSIST STEPS * CARPETED FLOOR MATS * POWER&HEATED OUTSIDE MIRRORS * FRONT BUCKET SEATS W/CONSOLE * CARGO AREA NET * ALUMINUM WHEELS * LOAD LEVELING SHOCK ABSORBERS
    1SZ - PREFERRED EQUIPMENT SAVINGS
    12I - GRAPHITE INTERIOR TRIM
    12V - GRAPHITE VINYL
    39U - INDIGO BLUE METALLIC
    5B5 - POWER WINDOWS
    5G4 - LAMP PROVISIONS-ROOF MOUNTED
    5M1 - DUAL ELEC REMOTE CONT MIRRORS
    5T5 - POWER HIGH BACK BUCKET FRONT SEATS, VINLY REAR SEAT
    5W4 - SPECIAL SERVICE, MUNICIPAL
    6XM - COMP FRT LH COMPUTER SEL SUSP
    7XM - COMPONENT FRT RH COMP. SEL SUSP
    7Y9 - 770 CCA BATTERY
    9G8 - DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS AND AUTO HEADLAMPS DELETE
    9L4 - 12 VOLT POWER SUPPLY & OUTLET BOX
    Interesting truck looks like it was built as a fleet vehicle for a muni. did you buy it used? 130 amp alt per the codes

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    Re: How do I tell how many amps my stock alternator is?

    thanks a TON!


    I got it used

    it was an EX new york state trooper police vehicle

    see it here.

    http://www.fullsizechevy.com/forums/...oe-myself.html



    so in the 5 years its been around for its only had 3 things replaced?

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    Re: How do I tell how many amps my stock alternator is?

    i was wondering why my DRLs didnt work.

    how do i reactivate them?

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    Re: How do I tell how many amps my stock alternator is?

    You will need a tech2 to reactivate them in the BCM, also most fleets have their own techs, that's what I am a fleet tech for a multi billion dollar company who shall remain nameless LOL so chances are they did the work in house instead of taking it to a dealer, the only work that shows up in the system I used is work done in GM shops.

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    Re: How do I tell how many amps my stock alternator is?

    just an FYI for everyone. I got the ebay 200 watt amp, and it works great!

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    Re: How do I tell how many amps my stock alternator is?

    Dumb ?, but why would they delete something like a programing option?

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    Re: How do I tell how many amps my stock alternator is?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hardlanding View Post
    Dumb ?, but why would they delete something like a programing option?
    Bumping an old thread just so you know, they delete the DRLs and Auto headlights so that they can sit on the side of the road with the engine running but with the headlights off so no one can see them
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    Re: How do I tell how many amps my stock alternator is?

    Quote Originally Posted by mudbuddy View Post
    ^ yup sneaky like buggers ain't they.
    Not to hijack but can i get you to run my VIN. Im tring to find out what alternator i have also.

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