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Starter/Alternator Cable replacement


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Starter/Alternator Cable replacement


Folks, Thanks to Equinox I managed to replace the infamous alternator/Starter cable on my 2006 C4S this past weekend. It took me about 5 hours, taking my time, exploring and cleaning up parts. It is a hell of a job, and I would not recommend this to anyone who has never entertained serious mechanical work on a car. Equinox in his great diary, gave a tons of details on that delicate procedure. I will not repeat what he explained and simply present my way of approaching the replacement by conc

 

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I managed to do this quite easy. By removing the plus-point plastic box from the cable I avoided loosening the AC pump. I cracked the old one since it will not be used. The new one was removed carefully by heating the plastic in hot water. This makes it soft enough to simplify the removal without damage. Do not put the whole cable in water, only the box.

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