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How do you get the alternator out after you get the bolts and wires disconnected on a 1987 Honda Accord?


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2015-07-15 19:51:35
2015-07-15 19:51:35

You have to remove the lt cv 1/2 shaft so the alternator will drop down, this means you remove the spindal nut & disconnect the lower control arm ball joint so you could swing the wheel hub out from the axle. its a lot of work for an alternator change. lots of luck!!! When you do it look over the cv boot & replaced the 1/2 shaft if its torn. You could get a rebuilt 1/2 shaft for about 79.00 with lifetime warranty.

  • Most people would give the above answer, and if you have the tools and the know-how that is probably the best way to do it, but there is another way and you need a friend to help you do it. After removing the belt and bolts, rotate the alternater over and remove both of the electrical hook-ups. Once you have done this, rotate the alternator so that the pulley side is facing the passengers side of the vehicle. It can then be rotated over the lower engine frame towards the passenger side. Then carefully pull it up the rear of the engine block being careful to reattach any of the lines that are removed in the process. Once again, it is impossible to do it this way without help. Hopefully this helps. Good luck!!!

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