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post #16 of 38 (permalink) Old Sep 8th, 10, 2:31 PM
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Re: Rebuild your own alternator?

Great, Tom. I've got a dead alternator on the shelf. Your posting has me thinking about repairing it. Looks simple from your write up.
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Good stuff, Tom. Thanks!

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Mike, make your move. That's why I do this stuff, to show guys they can DIY and save money while fixing their own stuff.

The only thing a little different bout my build here is that the alt was pretty clean to start with. Made it easy for me to make it look good.

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Excellent post Tom.

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Tom,

Great tutorial and pics.....thanks! I have done a couple in the past and have had to re-do some steps now and then (brain farts, you know). Sure wish I had had this for a reference at the time. Great stuff!

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Awesome job Tom!!!

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Is that the best you can do?

Excellent post!
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post #23 of 38 (permalink) Old Sep 8th, 10, 11:26 PM
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I think I'm going to rebuild mine now.

Awesome thread, Tom!

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Re: Rebuild your own alternator?

Great tutorial Tom, and nicely explained.

For what it's worth, the negative battery cable on that style upper alt bracket is usually secured with a self-tap bolt; they have been known to strip out and cause grief. I usually drill out the hole and use a machine bolt with nut & washer (and star washer under the lug).

Again, you did all of us a service, thanks.

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star washer is where it's at. It is a self tapper from the factory, if there's any hint that it's stripping out move to the nut and bolt setup immediately. It's a 5/16" coarse thread bolt, you can screw a 5/16" coarse thread nut right on.

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Thanks guys for the props. Much appreciated, believe me.

There's going to be more of this type stuff from me coming up.

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Thanks guys for the props. Much appreciated, believe me.

There's going to be more of this type stuff from me coming up.

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Well done Tom and thanks, I have never re-built an alternator but I promise you I will be soon! Any chance you are going to tackle a starter soon?

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Re: Rebuild your own alternator?

I hadn't rebuilt an alternator in years, either...this was a good refresher for me, also. Great thread and excellent photos.
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TOM,great job on your Alt rbld including nice pics.

Next time arround a rbld of a hi trq starter would be nice/LOL!!!!!

Sorry to see the nasty burn you got from your wachband grounding out/OUCH!!!!

Rub 100% Aloevera gel on it daily along with also rubbing vtamin E gel from inside vit E capules on it daily too untill it's completely healed,both those items are inexpensive & avail at your local CVS/Walgreen'/etc.

Doing that not only lessens any pain it also heals it faster leaving much less of a scare behind too,i have done that for bad burns i have gotton in the past,works great every time.

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