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Need to replace bearing in alternator - instructions for removing the alternator

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  • billk523 Aug 29, 2010

    Thanks, but this is not what I asked. As an Electrical Engineer I believe that I can rebuild the alternator myself and the bearings are about $10.00 - Why would I pay a less experienced person to do what I can easily do. I simply need instructions on how to remove the alternator in this particular vehicle - ie...does it come out through top or bottom and what has to be removed in order to remove it.

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No you need to replace the alternator,fine one that matches and see how its hooked up replace it how its in there,or go to a starter and altornator shop. they can do it for you.

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  • plante3pups Sep 04, 2010

    Good luck its your car ,am just a low class home mach. who volunteers my time and get nothing for it.You should try it for others?

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