[DML] Re: Bad alternator?
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[DML] Re: Bad alternator?

Best access to the alternator is underneath. It's easier with two 
people (one to loosen the bolt from above, one to hold the nut 
underneath) but it is do-able. There is also a adjusting bar 
underneathe that you have to loosen at both ends and unhookd from the 

The only thing that's difficult at all to get to is the 17m nut on 
the back side of the large bolt - but a deep socket and breaker-
handle work well. Don't forget to disconnect the battery first unless 
you like fireworks.....

There are lots of options on replacement alternators, pretty much 
anything is better than what you have. But you still need to figue 
out what's draining the battery. I routinely leave mine connected for 
as much as a month without running, and the car still starts. 

Dave Swingle

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "dmcjosh85" <dmcjosh85@xxxx> wrote:
> I've actually considered that possibility already with the door 
> courtesy lights. I recieved the car with those lights being the 
> original bulbs and already burnt out so I've removed them and have 
> no yet replaced. The plungers still have the rubber tip on the end 
> and does seem to make pretty good contact with the door. I do not 
> have a master battery switch but it definitly seems like a good 
> The car does sit outside in the hot but not humid climate of 
> southern california under a cover. 
> In a related question. Just how difficult is the job of removing 
> replacing the alternator, I've noticed a lack of hand-space from 
> where its located. Am I going to have to remove anything?
> Thank for the advice DML.
> ~ Josh Tidwell | VIN:4463

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