that recall was to lower the output of the power steering .....
the 12vDC ones overheat easily (high current draw) hence the recall (software performance limited)
the 48v (12v to 48vDC) power steering rack on this GMT900 series has better performance overall.
since it's an exact fit on to...
just have the alternator rebuilt. i did that on my Toyota Corolla it was only 120-220$(depending on how far you want it rebuilt) to rebuild it (bad diode) most likely one of the diode(s) have gone flaky....
a remanufactured was 450$
I did the oil change my self yesterday.. saved a bit of money
slightly messy but i did it.. used Pennzoil natural gas version.. i did have to waste a lot of time as the walmart put the oil filter on very tight to i had to waste more time getting a wrench to get it off..
planing to do the belt and tensionor does the tensionor actually need to be replace or just put a new belt
the total costs with the tensionor would be 89$ for OEM parts the belt is almost completely worn through