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Old 11-25-2012, 12:43 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Changing Alternator

I will be changing the alternator soon as I fried mine.
Do I need yo raise the car and work from under do as the directions say without being under the car?

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Yes you will need to work from under the car. You will need to move the Ac compressor out of the way. (careful not to put too much stress on your AC hoses as they will leak down the road.
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:38 PM   Thread Starter #3
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Yes you will need to work from under the car. You will need to move the Ac compressor out of the way. (careful not to put too much stress on your AC hoses as they will leak down the road.
So I will need to take it to a shop or will towers work?

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Default Re: Changing alternator

There are 2 ways to do it.you can get it from the bottom,andit requires moving the AC out of the way. Or you can do it from the top but you have to pull the fans out and it will be tight. Ive done it without pulling the rad, just the fans but it was Really tight. Personally I prefer dropping it from the bottom. I use a hoist. You will be fine jacking it up if you wish to do it that way.
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Default Re: Changing alternator

^^ The best way to do it as stated !
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:07 PM   #6
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Default Re: Changing alternator

I think from the top was better for me .
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Thru the top is way easier, at least for me anyway. Takes about an hour or so.
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Default Re: Changing Alternator

I went from the bottom. Only thing is you have to disconnect your a/c comp. In doing this you loose your charge, but it was simple and i didn't have to mess w/ the radiator.
I have a machanic neigbor who filled a/c for me free of charge, so i was happy!!
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I went from the bottom. Only thing is you have to disconnect your a/c comp. In doing this you loose your charge, but it was simple and i didn't have to mess w/ the radiator.
I have a machanic neigbor who filled a/c for me free of charge, so i was happy!!
Nice neighbor. A/C charge is about $100 as opposed to the coolant which is like $15-$30.
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Originally Posted by BurntOrangeAppeal View Post
Yes you will need to work from under the car. You will need to move the Ac compressor out of the way. (careful not to put too much stress on your AC hoses as they will leak down the road.
You mention moving the compressor out of the way - are you saying you can pivot it away without having to remove it and mess with the hoses and the A/C charge?
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You mention moving the compressor out of the way - are you saying you can pivot it away without having to remove it and mess with the hoses and the A/C charge?
I could not just "push" it out of the way with the hoses connected. i chose to dischare the system and then pull the hoses. Just so i wouldn't fuc em up.
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