I've got an alternator whose diodes are going bad as evidenced by excessive AC output from the alternator.
The problem is that the diode assembly is a discontinued part, which I can't even order at the Nissan dealership. My other options are to buy a 20 year old alternator from a junkyard, or to buy the same thing from the one shop within an hours drive which "refurbishes" junkyard alternators by giving them a cursory check and a six month warranty.
So I'd really like to know if it's possible to just replace the actual diodes in the rectifier.
This is a 99 Nissan Almera 1.6L GA16DE and the rectifier part number is 231240M011.