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Posted by Glenn on June 25, 2001 at 16:04:35:

In Reply to: How come I go thru so many alternators? posted by Dave on June 25, 2001 at 07:59:27:


Lately,Ive been finding out that the cause of the alt going bad is corrosion.Theyre very esy to rebuild yourself.Simply buzz the nut off the pulley and fan.Remove the 4 shell screws and the 4 small bearing backing plate screws.Remove voltage regulator or brushes.Pull apart.If difficult,use a hammer and a piece of wood to drive shaft from bearing seat.One bearing will remain on the shaft(dont remove it)Depending on alt,you can clean copper connectors on shaft with sandpaper,scotchbrite,or a fine metal file.I use a drill and put the shaft in the chuck and spin it like a lathe til the copper band is flat and clean.You can also repack the bearings (w/black plastic covers)with wheel bearing grease.Buy a new voltage regulator (if internal type)or brushes and reassemble.If you have any other questions feel free to email me.

Glenn


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