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  1. mike302

    mike302 03BLKVENM Established Member

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    Im going to be doing a alternator swap this weekend and going to the paint shop right after! Im just going with a stock replacement 110 amp

    the question is how hard is it to make it happen?? are there any techniques behind this???


    Please post if there is a easy way to do this
     
  2. RoadRash

    RoadRash New Member Established Member

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    Just did it.

    - Take the belt off.
    - Disconnect the power wires/battery.
    - There is a brace holding the alt to the block, take the brace loose (3 bolts).
    - then take the large bolt loose holding the top of the alt.
    - take the plastic sheet by the fender well off
    - slide the alt toward the driver side wheel well and out

    There is a lot of crap in the way and I tried many diff ways to get it out but when I finally slid it out toward the wheel well, that was it.

    I anyone else has a better way (or agrees with me) .. let us know.

    btw, I got a 160amp Start-N-Charge from Jamie on Mod Fords .. FTW! :rockon:
     
  3. hawaiiancobra

    hawaiiancobra Active Member Established Member

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    these are the best directions in all the cobra world. its easy and wont give you too much grief http://www.svtperformance.com/forums/how-230/182632-alternator-removal-how-pics.html
    i dont remove battery for me or the fender well, i make it as difficult as i can. if you dont remove fender well there is only one way to manuver the alt. out near the oil filter, changing oil and removing filter while doing alt. may be a benefit for removal and install of alt.
     
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  4. mike302

    mike302 03BLKVENM Established Member

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    Thanks for the info, how much did you pay for the alternator??? you think a 110 is good enough for my set up check out my mods on my Sig.
     
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    Bump
     
  6. BLK03SVT

    BLK03SVT Mike Established Member

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    Exactly what I did, and I too ordered Jamie's 160 amp unit. It's a PITA to get out, but as strange as it seems it went back in really easily. The thread referenced a few posts above is what I used for reference and it worked well.
     
  7. mach1033

    mach1033 Active Member Established Member

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    This alternator that you got from Jamie is this the guy from Washington state who worked on Buicks? If so how do you like it? Cause I was thinking of going to his alternator when mine craps out.
     
  8. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member Single Barrel Sirs

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    The Start 'n Charge alternator is a great way to go. A quality piece!
     
  9. Nutty 5.0

    Nutty 5.0 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Been using Jamie's (Start N Charge and IS the buick guy from Washington) for a year and no issues but only 1k on it at most. Car only has 19k too but very happy with it thus far.
     
  10. mike302

    mike302 03BLKVENM Established Member

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    I took the alternator out today it took me like 45 Mins it was very easy with thse insrtuctios: **Alternator - Removal How-To PICS **!!! how much is that alternator you guys are talking about!!!

    thanks for the help guys
     
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  11. TRBO VNM

    TRBO VNM Authorized Vendor Authorized Vendor

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    the only other thing I would do is remove the battery and battery tray. getting to that 15mm bolt on top is a pia with the battery and tray in the car. only takes an extra couple minutes to remove it all.
     
  12. BLK03SVT

    BLK03SVT Mike Established Member

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    Jamie's (start-n-charge) alt was around 310 bucks shipped, and comes with an upgraded cable with 200a fuse. I've had it in for around 2 weeks now and it's doing great with about 50 miles on it. I'm hoping it lasts as it's a pita to change out!
     
  13. IronTerp

    IronTerp Mid-Atlantic Cobra Assoc. Moderator

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    Definitely!!! Getting the battery out of their is the way to fly.
     
  14. THE_EVIL_TW1N

    THE_EVIL_TW1N Member Established Member

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    I've changed mine out now 3 times now, I can probably do it in 15-20 minutes now LOL. What brand you go with mike?
     

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