1.6 TS Alternator removal
Like a fool I bought the car even though it had a whining noise. I thought it would be a breeze to fix as I planned to do the cambelt etc anyway.
But having replaced all belts, tensioners and idlers the noise was still there.
The noise is rather like a US police siren and having searched this forum extensively I decided it was possibly the power steering pump. Having now changed this the po*y noise is still there.
So that only leaves the alternator lurking at the bottom of the engine as the likely culprit. I tried to isolate this by using nylon string as a substitute short belt just round the bottom pulley, the tensioner and the alternator and this showed the noise to be from the alternator briefly before the string loosened and jumped off.
So that leaves me to get the bloody thing out. A search on "alternator removal" doesn't give me many clues. Some say it will come out the bottom but a visual says this can't be true as the cross member completely shuts in the back of the engine.
There is a post that says take the drive shaft out but does this give enough room to get the rather bulky looking alternator out?
Any help from anyone who has manged to successfully extract one would be most appreciated.
1969 Duetto | 1995 164 3.0 24v | 2001 166 3.0 24v