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Hi guys

Since the voltage regulator on my 2.0 16V's alternator appears to have gone to buggery (it's fried two batteries since the weekend), I need to get the alternator out in order to drop it into an electrical repair shop.

How easy is it to get to the alternator on this engine? I've not really looked yet but I'm hoping somebody who's done it before can talk through it before I get stuck in. I don't want to mess this car up as I only got it last week.

Can anyone help?

Thanks...
 

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Alternator Removal
1. Disconnect battery negative terminal
2. Disconnect the Lambda wiring
3. Remove Exhaust Front pipe
4. Slacken rack fixing bolts
5. Set jack under gearbox
6. Slacken and remove rear power unit support
7. Disconnect Electrical connections
8. Slacken the 2 fastening bolts and remove alternator retriving it from under the car pulling it out of the opening obtained by removing the rear power unit support.
This is taken from the manual as I have never had to remove my alternator. ;) ;)
 
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When I had mine changed it took the specialist 3hrs, I can see why now.....
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Funkin Go-nut said:
When I had mine changed it took the specialist 3hrs, I can see why now.....
FGN
:eek:

There's NO WAY I'm going to attempt that. I'm pretty stuck though because there's no Alfa shops in Peterborough at all. What the hell am I going to do?? Getting a new alternator is going to cost too much -- but the electric repair shop won't remove the alternator for me -- so who's going to do that? If I take it to some no-name garage, even if they manage to remove the alternator, the car obviously won't go anywhere, so I'll have to leave it in their dodgy car park for several nights -- sod that!! I also work 9-5 with no flexi time so how am I going to get it to the garage, wait for them to get the alternator out, take the alternator to the repair shop (taxi??), then get to work... then do the same in reverse afterwards??

This is going to be a ******* of a job. :mad:
 
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Its easy.

Phone 0845 154 0 154

explain to the fit sounding girl on the barclaycard "help" line that your need an extesion on your credit limit becaused you fast italian car is sleeping with the feeshees.

Then you need to phone Joe Slug(Bargain! £40/h labour) and tell him your bella needs her alternative seeing too.
 
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Mixsynth said:
:eek:

There's NO WAY I'm going to attempt that. I'm pretty stuck though because there's no Alfa shops in Peterborough at all. What the hell am I going to do?? Getting a new alternator is going to cost too much -- but the electric repair shop won't remove the alternator for me -- so who's going to do that? If I take it to some no-name garage, even if they manage to remove the alternator, the car obviously won't go anywhere, so I'll have to leave it in their dodgy car park for several nights -- sod that!! I also work 9-5 with no flexi time so how am I going to get it to the garage, wait for them to get the alternator out, take the alternator to the repair shop (taxi??), then get to work... then do the same in reverse afterwards??

This is going to be a ******* of a job. :mad:
Its easier to take the inlet manifold off and get at it that way. I'm practised in these matters but it took me 3hrs to get the alternator off last time.

Oh I have an alternator off a 70,000 mile 155 for sale if your interested. Think I can get it re-cond for 40 squid too.
 

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It sounds like a similar job to the starter.
Mine needs attention, but I don't have the time to strip the under-side of me bus, to only find out that it's probably unrepairable!
 

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McGuinn do you know the bosch :) part No. ?? I may have in teh collection a suitable unit... or buy a new one and I'll give you a hand to fit it...
Got loads of new tools I wanna use :)
 

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Hi guys,

Just a word of warning with removing the alternator from below. Having just tried this at the weekend during the process of removing the engine, mine didn't chuffin fit through the hole left by the gearbox support and the exhaust. It was too big a diameter to fit between the driveshaft and the subframe so no matter which way round I juggled it there was no way it was coming through there. Don't know if there is more than one version fitted, maybe mine has an alternative part fitted which is slightly bigger. Who knows, but if you need to do it go in from the top as Chris155 suggests just in case yours is the same as mine.

I love these cars - honest

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Toad said:
McGuinn do you know the bosch :) part No. ?? I may have in teh collection a suitable unit... or buy a new one and I'll give you a hand to fit it...
Got loads of new tools I wanna use :)
Nope... It's only making a squeel when cold. I'm not replacing it for that!
 

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Hi guys. Im using this old topic because I have the same problem.
My alternator don't work, so was removed theses parts to disassemble him: right shock with spring, the belt, front exhaust. After a lot of hours the top screw from alternator was removed. When I have think that is all done, the axle don't leave the alternator down in the exhaust hole. Now I will remove the intake manifold. Someone know a best way that this? I'm thinking in disassemble the TBI and a valve behind of the intake, because disassemble the intake is very complicated and almost no one of theses parts can be founded to replace.
 

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Hi,

There are two schools of thought on removing the alternator with the engine in place, the one which you've identified by removing the inlet manifold and the other is to remove the OS Driveshaft.

Personally I've removed the top and rear bottom engine mounts, the front exhaust and driveshaft and squeezed it through the hole at the back of the bottom of the engine, it's a pain to do and it really is tight but it can be done.

p.s. if you need a spare alternator, I've got one ;) Postage costs may be high though!
 

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Last time I removed the alternator on mine, i did it from below.

After removing the aux belt,
DISCONNECT BATTERY
Remove exhaust downpipe
Remove electrical connections and remove upper and lower alterrnator mount bolts,
Remove rear engine mount (to subframe)
Remove top engine mount
This should give you enough room to squeeze the alternator out.
 

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Hi :D , thank you Thompatruck1, I think that i will remove the intake manifold. I already remove a lot of parts and connection from this. Today I will try remove the clamps from intake without remove the exhaust header.
I will look if the parts from this alternator are the same from Fiat Marea 1.8 or Brava HGT, if not I tell you to we negotiate the alternator :biglaugh: , thanks.
 

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Last time I removed the alternator on mine, i did it from below.

After removing the aux belt,
DISCONNECT BATTERY
Remove exhaust downpipe
Remove electrical connections and remove upper and lower alterrnator mount bolts,
Remove rear engine mount (to subframe)
Remove top engine mount
This should give you enough room to squeeze the alternator out.
Thank you celadon, I will look if is possible remove the rear engine mount from my car, because, the gearbox support and the engine don't look good, thanks. :D
 

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If you are removing the inlet manifold, there is a support bracket underneath that needs to be unbolted.
2 x 13mm bolts hold the manifold to the bracket.

you'll still need to remove the top mount to allow the engine to move forward enough to move the manifold back for removal
 

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Thank you Celadon, now i change my mind, I will try remove this from below hahaha.
Remove this from the top looks unnecessary if in all the ways have to move the engine. I have two doubts, the rear engine mount and the top engine mount are this supports from the pictures 2 and 3?
Please tell me that not is the bolt from the 1 picture because the old owner have locked this bolt, nothing remove this thing from here. I will buy a jack to hold the engine, thank you again.
 

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Hi Thiago,

Picture two is the top mount, remove either bolt so you can manipulate the engine a bit.

Pics 1 & 3 noooooo! Leave that well alone! the mount I'm talking about is down the centre line of the car and is bolted from the back of the engine and gearbox to basically under where the gearstick is, a big chunk of steel ;) A 19mm and two 13mm under the GB and 2off 19mm, a 15mm and a 13mm on the back of the engine, remove that and a hole big enough to fit an alternator appears! (Exhaust front pipe first though of course!)
 
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