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Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 3:41 pm 
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For those of you who have replaced your alternators...how did you do it. My car is an EF i6 and I cant get the alternator off. took off the two bolts, earth point and electrical plug, but the thing wont come off. it pivots where the lower bolt goes (swivels up and down) but i cant get it to remove. any ideas? thanks
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Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 6:01 pm 
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pry bar between the block and alternator?
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Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 7:05 pm 
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i'll have to give it a go tomorrow. I was under the impression that it comes off fairly easily after unbolting it
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Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 7:40 pm 
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They have a oversized roll pin, much like a washer bush. when you tighten the lower bolt, the bush clamps the alterator and takes up the slack.

Once this is levered or tilted with pressure they come off easy.

Its an idea to knock this bush out a little before refitting and then tighten as normal.

 

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Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 8:48 pm 
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not quite sure what any of that really means :D ...sorry im not really that mechanically minded. do i have to pull it out or put pressure from a different angle or something?
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Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 8:55 pm 
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Krytox wrote:
They have a oversized roll pin, much like a washer bush. when you tighten the lower bolt, the bush clamps the alterator and takes up the slack.

Once this is levered or tilted with pressure they come off easy.

Its an idea to knock this bush out a little before refitting and then tighten as normal.


good description dude...

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not quite sure what any of that really means ...sorry im not really that mechanically minded. do i have to pull it out or put pressure from a different angle or something?


you will understand when you finally get it out..

 

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Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 9:10 pm 
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I just drew a picture (sorry I'm not an artist :lol: so you will have to use your imagination. The roll pin is pushed out and takes up slack as the bolt is done up. To refit it is easier if this roll pin is knocked back in a bit. It will then push back out when it is done up. Hope this helps.

 

 

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Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 9:19 pm 
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thanks for the replies...still not really understanding it :? hopefully it will all make sense when it comes out tomorrow hopefully :D
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Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 9:25 pm 
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Yeah sorry bout the pic mate. Best I could do on short notice :lol: and I'm no artist :oops: . When you get it out it should all make sense. 8-)

 

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Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 10:23 pm 
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thanks for trying anyway...any idea on how to get it to actually release though? thats my main problem at the moment. thanks
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