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Old 11-11-2005, 05:01   #1 (permalink)
kojmorbid
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88 Tbird V8 - Alternator removal/install help

Hi,
I have never removed or installed an alternator before - Can anyone step
me through the process or send me to a link online explaining the steps - I
have an idea on how to get out I think my problem will come when trying to
get the belt back on - Any help would be appreciated
Thanks,
Tony

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Old 11-11-2005, 05:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 88 Tbird V8 - Alternator removal/install help

"kojmorbid" <kojmorbid@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have never removed or installed an alternator before - Can anyone
> step
> me through the process or send me to a link online explaining the
> steps - I have an idea on how to get out I think my problem will come
> when trying to get the belt back on - Any help would be appreciated
> Thanks,
> Tony


One of the idler pulleys is on a spring-loaded swing arm, use a breaker
bar or ratchet in the rect hole to release belt tension, leave the belt
as it is, so you dont get confused when reinstalling

Two bolts, alt will be 'wedged' wiggle it back and forth to get it out..
the long bolt's the hardest.
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Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, staving off dementia here..DEAL with it!
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Old 11-11-2005, 06:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 88 Tbird V8 - Alternator removal/install help

Dang, you beat me by a few minutes! >:-(

"Backyard Mechanic" wrote

> "kojmorbid" <kojmorbid@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> > I have never removed or installed an alternator before - Can anyone
> > step
> > me through the process or send me to a link online explaining the
> > steps - I have an idea on how to get out I think my problem will come
> > when trying to get the belt back on - Any help would be appreciated
> > Thanks,
> > Tony

>
> One of the idler pulleys is on a spring-loaded swing arm, use a breaker
> bar or ratchet in the rect hole to release belt tension, leave the belt
> as it is, so you dont get confused when reinstalling


I don't think my arm even has the hole. I just use a big crescent wrench or
socket on the idler pulley bolt (handle points to the driver's side), and try not to
scrape my arm on the fan shroud. The bolt's in tight enough to not unscrew.
About 5 seconds to get the belt off, maybe 10 to get it back on.

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Old 11-11-2005, 12:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 88 Tbird V8 - Alternator removal/install help


"kojmorbid" <kojmorbid@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:f724215b73076ad745f0e588c311196b@localhost.talkaboutautos.com...
> Hi,
> I have never removed or installed an alternator before - Can anyone step
> me through the process or send me to a link online explaining the steps -

I
> have an idea on how to get out I think my problem will come when trying to
> get the belt back on - Any help would be appreciated
> Thanks,
> Tony


You have an old shit heap as a car, yet you do not have the slightest clue
on how to maintain it, heaven help us all.


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Old 11-11-2005, 15:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 88 Tbird V8 - Alternator removal/install help

sounds like we got a new rectal orifice here
"The One" <Mike_Crowe@btinternet.co.uk> wrote in message
news:4374f2df$1_1@mk-nntp-2.news.uk.tiscali.com...
>
> "kojmorbid" <kojmorbid@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:f724215b73076ad745f0e588c311196b@localhost.talkaboutautos.com...
> > Hi,
> > I have never removed or installed an alternator before - Can anyone

step
> > me through the process or send me to a link online explaining the

steps -
> I
> > have an idea on how to get out I think my problem will come when trying

to
> > get the belt back on - Any help would be appreciated
> > Thanks,
> > Tony

>
> You have an old shit heap as a car, yet you do not have the slightest clue
> on how to maintain it, heaven help us all.
>
>



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