Are the alternators of Nissan Sentras interchangeable if the engine size is different?

Asked by Jun 14, 2015 at 01:49 PM about the 2003 Nissan Sentra GXE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I am trying to replace my 2003 Nissan Sentra alternator and its engine size is 1.8.  I'm wondering if an alternator from a 2.5 will work.

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http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/shop_years/nissan-sentra-alternator-2003.html shows your 1.8 (4 Cyl 1.8L | GXE, XE) alternator looks like this

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And the 2.5 like this

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yes it will...you dont want to run less amps than the orig.one has/had...check/change pulley as/if needed.

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