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I can find replacement alternators but, they are either 53 or 59 cm units (whatever that means), is that the depth of the unit? Are they not interchangable as it is a transverse mounted 4.6L engine in all 98s, isnt it? The price difference is over $50, so not inconsequential!

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They are referring to the size of the pulley.

there are two different amp ratings. I think the difference in the two is the lower amp alternator lower mounting bolts are slotted. There will be a core charge when you buy the new alternator. If you have the old when when you pick up the new one you can make sure that the pulleys, mounting holes, and amp rating are all correct.

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It sounds like to me it is a depth measurement . I would remove the alternator an match it to a new one for proper fit.

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