HenryJ wrote:You don't need an adapter to install the AD244 alternators. They are plug-n-play. All you need is the longer belt. Search for the bigger Alternator thread and it has all the details.
The above adapters linked are for the CS144. I would not recommend using one of those. The AD244 is a much better option.
If you are wanting to add the sense wire do to flickering lights, there is a good thread on how to do that.
Alternatorparts.com wrote:AD244 Series High Output Alternators
When ordering, specify whether fit is for 2 pin or 4 pin plug, You must pull the plug and look inside the connection to see if it's 2 or 4 pin, you cannot just count the wires going to the alternator.
Why we believe the AD244 series alternator is better than the DR44 & DR44G alternator for High Output Alternators on 05 and newer GM vehicles.
* The DR44G alternator was used on most GM vehicles after 2005, most DR44G alternators use the 2 pin plug voltage regulator.
* The DR44G and AD244 alternator are almost identical except that the bridge rectifier on the AD series is a replaceable component where on the DR44G alternator the negative part of the bridge rectifier is built into the rear housing ,so if your negative diodes fail, which they do often, you must replace the complete rear housing, but on the AD series alternator you can just replace the bridge rectifier, and the bridge rectifier fails quite often on high output alternators.
green02crew wrote:I had the sense wire with the stock alt. I had to remove it when I went to the AD244 as it was blowing voltage regulators within the alt. Not sure why. As well as voltage would low and spike. As soon as I took it off, worked great. It spiked high enough to blow my headlights and spew a little out of the battery. So word of caution with that. I would rather live with the flickering lights than the blown lights and voltage regulators. This issue may have just been my truck?
Sounds like you had your wires crossed then , or a short to ground.green02crew wrote:3rd alt. 2 remans and 1 brandy new all with the same problem until I got rid of the sense wire. So two regulators were of the same design, the brand new alt had a "higher quality" regulator.
S10Wheels wrote:Hey thanks, Henry J,
I'm just going to wait & see what I get!
HenryJ wrote:Sounds like you have a good plan of attack. Examine the regulator closely before installation. A good regulator will have lots of cooling fins.
HenryJ wrote:Still got that DR44G ? Is it a two wire regulator? If it is, wanna trade for my AD244 ace in the hole alternator?
Check out my thread in the classifieds.
Yes it is. It has a regulator like no other I have seen. Rock solid charging. No jumpy voltages. It was working great. I only took it off to test the NAPA HO 200 amp alternator. I had to choose which to let go with the truck. I kept this one with the hope it would work in the Avalanche. It does not without modification. I would rather not do that. I would like a direct replacement as a spare. I really don't need one, but thought that this might be a good deal for both of us.S10Wheels wrote:OK, your "ace in the hole" AD244 is a 130A junk yard, 4 wire AD right?
Sounds good. shipping will be pretty painful, but worth it for a good spare.Sounds OK, let's do it! You pay your shipping, and I'll pay mine.
Probably. Ship the cheapest and take our chances. I'll pack it well to survive the USPS gorillas.I think USPS prioirty would be the best deal now, or is there a cheaper way?
The stockers without fogs?how much you want for those turn/driving lenses you got?
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