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Help Re-Installing Alternator? Tight Spot And Tight Bracket.


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Hi,

The regulator went in my 2002 C4 996 and I removed the alternator using the instructions at: http://p-car.com/996/diy/sai/mainpage.html..

The regualtor has been replaced and had a bearing replaced while out but now I'm having a heck of a time trying to get it back in. The area is very tight and can't get the right side of the alternator to line up with the bracket.

I'm wondering if anyone has any tips on how to get it back in and seated correctly? I didn't want to pry it into place too hard so any tips would be appreciated.

Do you need to bring the alternator down from the top of the bracket on the right side? Bottom up seems like a very tight fit.

Appreciate the help.

Darron

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Hi,

The regulator went in my 2002 C4 996 and I removed the alternator using the instructions at: http://p-car.com/996...i/mainpage.html..

The regualtor has been replaced and had a bearing replaced while out but now I'm having a heck of a time trying to get it back in. The area is very tight and can't get the right side of the alternator to line up with the bracket.

I'm wondering if anyone has any tips on how to get it back in and seated correctly? I didn't want to pry it into place too hard so any tips would be appreciated.

Do you need to bring the alternator down from the top of the bracket on the right side? Bottom up seems like a very tight fit.

Appreciate the help.

Darron

my memory is that a small hose was in the way, got a bit torn up, and had to be replaced during an alternator change out in 2008. cant remember which hose it was. you might be best off removing a few hoses, etc., instead of bustin one up as happened to me.

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Make sure you have the bushing for the long bolt pressed back far enough. If its not pushed back fully it can make a huge chore out of getting the alternator back in.

Thanks...I'll check the bushing and see. Sounds like everyone's experience is pretty touch so just might have to lever it in.

Any other tips would be appreciated. I also gave in last night and had it towed to the shop but determined to finish off the job and get her back on the road.

Darron

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Make sure you have the bushing for the long bolt pressed back far enough. If its not pushed back fully it can make a huge chore out of getting the alternator back in.

Thanks...I'll check the bushing and see. Sounds like everyone's experience is pretty touch so just might have to lever it in.

Any other tips would be appreciated. I also gave in last night and had it towed to the shop but determined to finish off the job and get her back on the road.

Darron

I am pretty certain that your bushing is not retracted enough. If it took some effort to remove, it will take even more effort to re-install.

I had the same problem, and could not for the life of me get it pressed back far enough with the tools I had at home. You could fashion some sort of "puller" from bolts/nuts/spacers, but I think sending the alternator to machine shop that can press things in and out would be the easiest option.

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bushing bushing bushing. Tap the hell out of it. Then voila. It will slid in. Gave me a hell of a time as well. Don't give up and be patient and deliberate.

Alright...I hear it must be the bushing is tight. Will give it a try over the weekend and report back. Thanks for all the suggestions.

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