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Old 04-17-2004, 04:22 PM   #1
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Altenator

I am replacing my altenator. I was wonder what the easiest way to get it out? from botton or top? and does anything else have to be removed?
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Old 04-17-2004, 05:22 PM   #2
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GUIDELINES FOR REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE FORUM USE

Disclaimer: While the following guidelines cannot cover every situation, by using them and applying some good old fashioned common sense you will find your experience in this forum, and all the rest of the forums for that matter, a much more pleasurable and productive experience.

1. When asking questions about your car please provide year, make, model, engine size, and transmission type as a minimum. Of course any other pertinent information will be needed as well for example, if you have trouble with an inoperative window we need to know if they’re power or manual and knowing if it’s a two or four door may be helpful as well.

2. If there have been any repairs or maintenance performed on the car recently, this may be important so let us know. Also, if there is any past history of this or a related problem let us know that along with what was done to resolve it in the past.

3. Do not assume we know what you know or what you mean to say. We are more than willing to help but can only use the information you provide. Because we are online in a forum, we cannot see your face, hear the inflection in your voice or see, touch or hear your car. You are our eyes and ears and solving any problem begins with you and the effort you are willing to put forth helping us to help you. This brings us to…

4. The description. Please do not interpret what is going on with your car, just give us an explicit, step by step description. We need to know anything that might be a factor such as engine hot or cold, vehicle speed, weather conditions, etc. There are too many possibilities to name them all but you get the idea. Also, if you have already had the foresight to retrieve computer codes (in instances were that is helpful) let us know what they are. If you tell us you think it needs sparkplugs then your answer will be put in sparkplugs. Keep in mind if you knew what was wrong you probably wouldn’t be here asking for advice.

5. Another assumption you should never make. We don’t know who you are or what your mechanical ability is, your knowledge level or what type of tools, equipment or work area you have. Some repairs require very little knowledge but are labor, equipment and space intensive. Other repairs require very little actual work but you’ll need a large amount of experience or technical knowledge. Most repairs are somewhere in between. Help us out by honestly assessing what you can and cannot do and let us know. Claiming to have a higher knowledge level than you do is not only frustrating and counter productive for everyone involved, it’s also extremely transparent to those who have that knowledge and only serves to make you look like a fool.

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Old 04-17-2004, 05:36 PM   #3
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I am replacing my altenator. I was wonder what the easiest way to get it out? from botton or top? and does anything else have to be removed?
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WTF? Which ever way you find easiest. This may depend upon your tools and access of a 4-post hoist but just use some good old common sense...!
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Old 04-17-2004, 07:48 PM   #4
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I'm trying to take my engine out of my car and put it in another car. How do I do this.

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Old 04-17-2004, 08:02 PM   #5
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I'm trying to take my engine out of my car and put it in another car. How do I do this.

I suggest you cut the car in half, severing as many electrical cables as possible, sever the fuel line while smoking a cigarette, or alternatively cut the fuel line with oxy-acetylene for better effect.. Then (with the engine running, very important) push the car off a cliff whilst wearing nothing but a pink mini skirt until the engine separates fron the car.. next, get your other car and drop the engine into it from a black bird SR-1 (i think thats right... ) from 42,000 feet and hey presto, your done...!
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Old 04-17-2004, 09:52 PM   #6
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not knowing what make, model, engine, etc that you are working on, there is no way anyone can help you decide which way is easiest to remove or install an alternator
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Old 04-18-2004, 12:11 AM   #7
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not knowing what make, model, engine, etc that you are working on, there is no way anyone can help you decide which way is easiest to remove or install an alternator
I assumed it was the car he mentioned under his question...
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Old 04-18-2004, 03:48 AM   #8
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I suggest you cut the car in half, severing as many electrical cables as possible, sever the fuel line while smoking a cigarette, or alternatively cut the fuel line with oxy-acetylene for better effect.. Then (with the engine running, very important) push the car off a cliff whilst wearing nothing but a pink mini skirt until the engine separates fron the car.. next, get your other car and drop the engine into it from a black bird SR-1 (i think thats right... ) from 42,000 feet and hey presto, your done...!

Will that procedure actually work, have you tried it? Ingenuity.
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I have not fooled with an Eclipse. Suggest referring to the alternator installation/removal instructions in the repair guide section of autozone.com

Looking at that site, it looks like it will come out from the bottom and is in a crowded area to get to. The turbo's look a little more challenging than a regular one.
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