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Alternator

Post by Twizzle » Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:56 pm

Question for the experienced/unlucky ones that have had to change an alternator. I'm about to join the team as mine has gone :( for the first time ever :D My question is... from memory I seem to recall that you can change it by getting at it from the top (radiator out) or from the wheel arch ( loosen A/C compressor) IF I'm correct in my thinking which one is the easiest for somebody that's not done it before :? :oops: cheers

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Re: Alternator

Post by cpt black » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:35 pm

For a 24v i always take the rad out makes life a lot easier all round ;)

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Re: Alternator

Post by mojo98 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:56 pm

Last time mine went, I loosened the A/C compreesor and moved it out of the way and then drop the Alternator out via the bottom,
but they do say taking the Rad out is the easier way :D ,
I don't like to mess about with the water side unless I have to

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Re: Alternator

Post by fuerte » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:01 pm

The garage did mine but as I noted the other day I had had them do a full coolamt change a year early at the same time I am guessing they took rad out.I wouldnt have had a coolant change early otherwise.I always ask what parts they will need and how will they do the job.Though I cannot say for sure but 99 per cent they took rad out.

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Re: Alternator

Post by Twizzle » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:07 pm

Thanks for the replies, as I've got a gravel drive looks like it maybe the top then ;)

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Re: Alternator

Post by ICKLE » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:57 pm

Done alternators many times and yep Deffo rad out and through the top the easiest and quickest way ;)

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Re: Alternator

Post by Twizzle » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:24 pm

ICKLE wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:57 pm
Done alternators many times and yep Deffo rad out and through the top the easiest and quickest way ;)
Quickest in my case will probably mean all weekend :lol:

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Re: Alternator

Post by Jon G 24V » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:43 pm

Rad out for me everytime 8-)

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Re: Alternator

Post by Twizzle » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:44 pm

Sorry Malc looks like you've been out voted :D

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