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Old 22nd December 2020, 17:27   #21
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Default Alternator fix update again

Well after much procrastination I eventually got round to tackling the job. So, got the car in the garage, bonnet up, battery disconnected and engine cover removed to make a bit more room.
I spent an hour trying to fathom how to get at the nut holding the cover on at 10 o'clock what with the dipstick tube in the way, but a bit of shoving and pushing... Next job finding the nut/bolt on the other side which is reputedly at 3 o'clock but thus far has proved elusive. I'm also unsure as to what I should do with the plug if that's what it is carrying the wiring. There's some sort of clip on top of it - it would make life a bit easier to see what's what if I could disconnect it but I don't want to make matters worse!
There's mention of a tutorial by a respondent to this topic but I have yet to find it - any clue. as to its whereabouts.
I'm reluctant to throw in the towel just yet especially as the alternative is to fork out £400 to my local garage.
I'm not going anywhere at Christmas and I don't suppose anyone will welcome me as a drop in - not here in tier 4 anyway so fixing this would be most welcome apart from the personal satisfaction of a successful repair.
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Well after much procrastination I eventually got round to tackling the job. So, got the car in the garage, bonnet up, battery disconnected and engine cover removed to make a bit more room.
I spent an hour trying to fathom how to get at the nut holding the cover on at 10 o'clock what with the dipstick tube in the way, but a bit of shoving and pushing... Next job finding the nut/bolt on the other side which is reputedly at 3 o'clock but thus far has proved elusive. I'm also unsure as to what I should do with the plug if that's what it is carrying the wiring. There's some sort of clip on top of it - it would make life a bit easier to see what's what if I could disconnect it but I don't want to make matters worse!
There's mention of a tutorial by a respondent to this topic but I have yet to find it - any clue. as to its whereabouts.
I'm reluctant to throw in the towel just yet especially as the alternative is to fork out £400 to my local garage.
I'm not going anywhere at Christmas and I don't suppose anyone will welcome me as a drop in - not here in tier 4 anyway so fixing this would be most welcome apart from the personal satisfaction of a successful repair.
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Old 23rd December 2020, 01:07   #23
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The 3 o'clock is definitely their.
It's a squeeze but it can be done.
Don't give up .
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I think he has.---He looked in this morning but not a word from him.---
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Many thanks once again for updated info on the repair of my alternator. In particular the instruction to reach the two bolts holding the end cover with a socket and long extension.
I've watched the tutorial on you tube on how to remove the brush housing which although out of sight in situ shouldn't be too hard a job.
My plan is to have a go at the cover bolts now that I know what sort of fasteners are in use. If I can successfully 'crack' these I'll nip them back up and order new bushes and wait for these to arrive before going any further.
I will report the outcome in due course!
Thanks once again!
Well I finally got round to tackling this job especially after reading David Lawrences step by step instructions. I eventually got the alternator cover bolts undone once I had found them using a dentists mirror, purchased for the job - still took me a good hour or two then unbolted the brush housing. Its all back together again with new brushes and I'm pleased to report that the battery light went out almost as soon as the engine sprung to life.
I would say that it was probably the worse job I have ever undertaken, not being able to see what's what but I'm enjoying a feeling of personal satisfaction in not having to resort to handing the job to my local garage who would have replaced the alternator rather than fix mine. Many thanks to the several responders to my thread.
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