Now on to the markings of the Chrysler alternator. As you know Chrysler went to great pains to mark and identify almost every part that went into the creation of all their cars. The alternator was no exception. Both the front and rear frame had a "pie" casting date cast into the frame when it was made. This was divided into twelve sections each representing a month of the year with the year cast into the center of the pie. Each section of the pie had raised dots identifying the week of the month that the frame was cast. Three dots in the third section of a pie with a "69" in the center would mean the frame was cast in the third week of March 1969. The front and rear frames on any particular alternator may or may not have identical casting dates. They could vary by several weeks or even months. At the time the alternator was then assembled, the date code was stamped on the pad above the battery terminal just below the part number which was also stamped into the rear frame. This was a three or four digit code with a space between the first or second digit and the third digit. The first and/or second number was the week and the last two digits was the year that the alternator was assembled. A date of "1 68" would mean the alternator was assembled the first week of January in 1968. A date of "42 68" would be the second week of October 1968 and would be used on a 1969 model year car, since the new model years began in the fall of the previous year.
— The subject of Chrysler alternator problems is headed to court as a proposed class-action lawsuit was filed alleging Chrysler (now FCA US) used defective 160-amp alternators that can catch fire.
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Chrysler cars are well-known for its performance and the quality. If all the components in your Chrysler works perfectly, you can enjoy a comfortable driving. In your vehicle, Chrysler Alternator is a contributing part which needs to be maintained perfectly. If you find any difference in the working of the Chrysler Alternator you need to get the good quality replacement part. You should maintain your vehicle in a perfect working condition to have a smooth drive. Nothing can be done if, the Chrysler Alternator does not work during the drive. You can avoid this problem by having a regular check on the working of the Chrysler Alternator. When you find any defect in the functioning of the Chrysler Alternator, you need to replace it as early as possible to get the best out of it.