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996 Alternator Installation - not removal

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Hi Everybody,


I need some installation advice, please.


The good news is that I got my 996 alternator out of the car but I can't get the new one into placement.  I watched a few video and some  youtubers either cut the process out of the video or put it in with ease.


Any hints?







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Hi, my experience is that the alternator installation and removal are quite easy once the small fragile hose connection is removed. Hose to Oil Separator - 99610622652, yes you loose little coolant but it is no longer a struggle.

Great time to replace it with a new one ore better yet an aftermarket ally piece.


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Take a C-clamp and push the back bushing in so it is flush with the bracket.  If it doesn't move into a flush position it will be difficult or next to impossible to get it in.  If I remember how I did it, hold the alternator up and get the left bolt started but not tight.  Then rotate the alternator to the right and it will/should drop right in place.  Do not hammer on the bracket, it will break easily.


When you get the long right bolt in and torque it down, you will hear/feel a pop as the bushing moves into place.

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He is talking about the coolant hose fitting to the right of the oil filler tube.  It is plastic and fragile.  Most of the time you end up breaking it and the oil filler tube as well because of the close quarters.

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I also discovered that removing this plate, the alternator mount and coolant blocking plate, , 7d2a4a8d89d31f0bef5eaecacff3f836.jpg


Makes life easier, and prevents the unfortunate crack seen above.



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