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Junior Alfisti
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Posted: 21†March†2007 at 04:32 | IP Logged Quote Quiz

Ordinarily I would not dream of asking for advice on how to remove an alternator.
But seeing as Alfa make every thing so difficult and the fact that you cant see it until the wheel and shroud are removed, I thought it would be prudent to be prepared.
Does the auxillary belt have to come off?
Or can you wiggle it out and back in when the bearings and bushes have been done?
Would I be better off buying a new / recon one or stick with a repair.
I have had a look through the 'how to' pages but did not find any thing about alternators. With any luck that is because it is so easy??
I look forward to hearing from some one who has done this already.
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Alfa Ian
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Not even considered doing it on the alfa since you can't even see it on (2.4 JTD)

From past cars when i changed a starter i used a reconditioned one still cost £90+ but it was all cleaned up and came with test result sheet etc so was like new. So would reconmend a recon if you can't stretch to a new unit.

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I haven't done it but I'd imagine you have to remove the rear engine mount (gearbox to sub-frame) to get it out, possibly the sub frame. One option that might be worth exploring would be to remove the top strut mount and the rear engine mount whilst suppoting the engine and seeing if you can drop the engine down to gain enough clearance to get it out.

I find it slightly worry that you have to ask if the aux belt needs to be removed.....

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Chris155 wrote:
I haven't done it but I'd imagine you have to remove the rear engine mount (gearbox to sub-frame) to get it out, possibly the sub frame. One option that might be worth exploring would be to remove the top strut mount and the rear engine mount whilst suppoting the engine and seeing if you can drop the engine down to gain enough clearance to get it out.

I find it slightly worry that you have to ask if the aux belt needs to be removed.....


Me too, the last alternator I changed was on a Ford 2000E.
That was easy and as the fan belt was tensioned by the alternator, it never had to actually come off.
You frightened me off doing this job as soon as you mentioned moving the engine.
Might have to find some one else to do it now.

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