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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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