GM Genuine Parts 15781434 | Alternator

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Fits: 04-08 Chevrolet Malibu, 06-07 Saturn Ion

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ACDelco GM Original Equipment Light Duty Alternators have components that are newly manufactured, and are GM-recommended replacement for your vehicle's original alternator. Alternators provide power to the vehicle's electrical systems and charge the battery while the engine is running. These original equipment alternators have been manufactured to fit your GM vehicle, providing the same performance, durability, and service life you expect from General Motors.



  • 100% newly manufactured as an exact replacement for your GM vehicle's original alternator
  • Components are tested to meet original specification requirements for remarkable durability
  • GM-recommended replacement part for your GM vehicle's original factory component
  • Manufactured to GM OE specifications for fit, form, and function
  • Offering the quality, reliability, and durability of GM OE


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FAQ - A1Yes. These alternators are designed to withstand a wide range of weather conditions.
FAQ - A2No. Some vehicles require more amperage than others depending on the amount of electronics that need to be operated. Consult the vehicle information for proper application.
FAQ - Q1Can I be assured that the unit will last, especially in extreme weather?
FAQ - Q2Do all alternators supply the same amperage?
Good Maintenance Practices - S1 B1There is a cooling fan in most alternators to keep it from overheating. Making sure that the fan is clean will help the fan and alternator run properly.
Good Maintenance Practices - S1 B2It is also important that all electrical connections are kept clean and firmly attached, which will make sure the battery is being properly charged by the alternator.
Marketing Statement - Product LineStay with the parts brand your General Motors vehicle came with and get the quality you know and trust with ACDelco GM Original Equipment Starters and Alternators. ACDelco GM OE replacement parts give you the peace of mind that the fit, form, and function is up to the high standards and specifications of General Motors. ACDelco GM Original Equipment Starter and Alternators are manufactured for virtually every model of GM car, light duty truck, and sport utility vehicle.
Mkt_State_Warranty_CA36 Months/60,000 KM (Parts Only). Please see for more details.
Mkt_State_Warranty_US24 Month / Unlimited Mile Limited Warranty (Parts Only). Please see for more details.
PAdb Update Date2014-09-09
Signs of Wear & Troubleshooting - S1 B1Engine doesn't turn over or start
Signs of Wear & Troubleshooting - S1 B2Loss of battery power
Signs of Wear & Troubleshooting - S1 B3Some loss of electrical power (dimming headlight, etc.)
Signs of Wear & Troubleshooting - S1 B4Grinding or squeaking noise
Signs of Wear & Troubleshooting - S1 B5Alternator warning light illuminates
Signs of Wear & Troubleshooting - S1 HIndicators that there could be a problem with your vehicle's alternator are:
Signs of Wear & Troubleshooting - S2 B1Bad battery
Signs of Wear & Troubleshooting - S2 B2Broken, frayed, or loose drive belt
Signs of Wear & Troubleshooting - S2 B3Electrical fault
Signs of Wear & Troubleshooting - S2 B4Worn or damaged bearings
Signs of Wear & Troubleshooting - S2 B5Corroded or loose battery terminal connection
Signs of Wear & Troubleshooting - S2 B6Burned fuses or fusible links
Signs of Wear & Troubleshooting - S2 HOther vehicle parts that might cause related alternator problems include:
Signs of Wear & Troubleshooting - S3 B1Battery health
Signs of Wear & Troubleshooting - S3 B2Diagnostic trouble codes
Signs of Wear & Troubleshooting - S3 HWhen making repairs on electrical systems, in-depth diagnosis is needed before parts replacement. This includes checking:



  • 2004-2008 Chevrolet Malibu
    • 115 AMP GENERATOR(K64) AMPS 115
  • 2006-2007 Saturn Ion
    • AMPS 115
Customer Questions
Will the alternator drain my battery?
No, the alternator is not designed to drain the battery. Instead, it charges the battery while the engine is running. If your battery is being drained, it could be due to a variety of factors, and it's recommended to have your vehicle inspected by a mechanic.
How do alternators work?
Alternators convert mechanical energy from the engine into electrical energy to power the vehicle's electrical system and charge the battery. They consist of a rotor, stator, and voltage regulator, which work together to produce electrical energy that is used to power the vehicle's electrical components and charge the battery.
Which alternator do I need?
To determine which alternator you need, consider your vehicle's make and model, engine size, and electrical system requirements.
Which alternator system is controlled by the PCM?
The variable voltage alternator system is commonly controlled by the PCM in modern vehicles.
Does AC Delco make Ford parts?
No, AC Delco produces parts primarily for General Motors vehicles and does not make parts specifically for Ford vehicles.
Can I use AC Delco parts to replace OEM parts?
Yes, in most cases AC Delco parts can be used as a replacement for OEM parts. However, it's important to ensure that the parts are compatible with your specific make and model of vehicle.
What AC Delco oil filter do I need?
AC Delco offers a variety of oil filters that are compatible with different makes and models of vehicles. To determine which AC Delco oil filter you need, consult your vehicle's owner's manual or use our online filter lookup tool that matches the make, model, and year of your vehicle.
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