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How do you open up an alternator?


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2015-07-15 19:15:09
2015-07-15 19:15:09

Depending on the make of your car, it is usually 4-6 very small (and very fragile!!) screws holding the two sides together. look very carefully and you will see them but be extremely careful not to strip them or even break them when disassembling or reassembling the unit

Don't do it. You will have a ball putting the alternator brushes & springs back in if you have never done this before.

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