how many amps is my alternator

Discussion in 'Chevy C/K Truck Forum' started by bud82067, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. bud82067

    bud82067 New Member

    i have a 97 k1500 i just need to know how many amps my alternator is it doesnt say on it or on any of the door jam stickers like i said its a 97 with a 5.7
     
  2. 99'HEARTBEAT

    99'HEARTBEAT Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    To find out what Amp Alt your 97" has, inside your glove box is a White Sticker, which is called a Service Parts I.D. Tag, and on it you will see the Vehicles Vin # Number and a Series of Letters and Numbers.....those are call RPO Codes in short what your 97" came with from the Factory, from what Size Engine to the Color of the Interior......and for what Amp Alt it came with, you'll be looking for one of the following RPO Codes,

    Alternator RPO Codes:
    For.....105 Amp Alt.....8W5 / K61 / K62 / K68......(Any of those codes means that you have a 105 Amp Alt)

    For.....130 Amp Alt.....8A7 / KG8.........(Any of those codes means that you have a 130 Amp Alt)



     
  3. bud82067

    bud82067 New Member

    i looked my codes that started with k were k34 k47 k60 and no codes started with 8
     
  4. 99'HEARTBEAT

    99'HEARTBEAT Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    For your 1997".......RPO Code K60 is the....100 Amp Alt.

    Edit:.....if you go to the below Link.....you should be able to find Most if not all of the RPO Codes that are on the Service Parts I.D. Tag,

    http://www.rpocodes.com/
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2011
  5. bud82067

    bud82067 New Member

    ok another quick question i found a 250 amp alt say i wanna not just swap it out but can u add two alts with two batteries? or anything like that
     

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