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My altenator is weather seized / looking for a solution to free it up / what should i use

This altenator was brand new , but sitting in my garage for almost a year .... i need to use it now but the pulley or shaft won't turn at all

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What advice do you want?

Did it ever turn?

Brushes may be stuck,just turn it

Posted on Nov 30, 2012

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  • roberthutchi
    roberthutchi Nov 30, 2012

    i guess my question is would it be safe to use penentrating oil on the bushings and brushes ?

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2012

    No it would not Take it apart & learn about the alternator

  • roberthutchi
    roberthutchi Nov 30, 2012

    when i bought it new last year it turned very freely / now just sitting there and it is stuck as hell ... should i force it to turn with a breaker bar , or would this break it for good ??

  • roberthutchi
    roberthutchi Dec 02, 2012

    thank you for your help in solving my problem / i took it apart and found that the armetuer shaft was seized into the back bushing ... free it up using vinegar and varsol mixture

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