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Old 11-07-2012, 09:41 AM   #1
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Default Fwiw: it IS possible to r&r alternator from the engine bay on an EF with a bseries

Chassis: 88 std
Motor: b18a1 (non vtec)

Last week my battery light started flickering.

The car also started running like ***.

I revved it out a bit one day and the car started falling on its face.

Later I noticed the battery light came on.

I could drive over 3k rpm and the light would flicker and go away.

Below 3k, it would stay on.

I checked battery and alternator connections.

All good.

I checked the alternator belt - also good.

I pulled fuse #14 and the light stayed on.

I drove the car yesterday and it finally bogged and cut off on the hwy.

I suspected alternator because the clock and gauges were getting dim.

Being that I was on the side of the hwy, I went ahead and removed the alternator.

Click the image to open in full size.

It IS possible if you simply remove the brake master cylinder and bend the brake hard lines.

I wouldn't normally recommend this, but in an emergency situation it is doable.

I got a ride to autozone, and $137 poorer I now have a lifetime warranty replacement.

The alternator removal took 5 minutes.

Wiggling it out from under the bmc took closer to 45 minutes.

Reinstall was about the same amount of time.

It is a huge PITA, but again it is doable.

In the future, I think I will replace sections of the brake hard lines with braided lines so I can easily r&r the alternator using this same method.
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