Alternator - removal and refitting

Removal
1 Disconnect the battery leads.

2 Disconnect the multi-plug, or disconnect the wires from their terminals on the rear of the alternator, noting their locations (as applicable), then slacken the mounting and adjustment bolts and tilt the alternator towards the engine (see illustrations).

4.2a Disconnecting the multi-plug from a Bosch alternator
4.2a Disconnecting the multi-plug from a Bosch alternator

4.2b Removing the insulating cap from the main wiring terminal on a Lucas
4.2b Removing the insulating cap from the main wiring terminal on a Lucas A127 alternator (CVH model)

3 Remove the drivebelt(s) from the alternator pulley(s).

4 Remove the mounting and adjustment nuts and bolts, and withdraw the alternator from the engine.

Refitting
5 Refitting is a reversal of removal, noting the following points.

6 To avoid breakage of the alternator mounting bracket lugs, it is important that the following procedure is adhered to when refitting the mounting bolts.

7 Always refit the large flat washer (A) (see illustration).

4.7 Alternator mounting bracket arrangement
4.7 Alternator mounting bracket arrangement

A Large flat washer
B Small flat washer (models up to 1985 only) C Mounting bracket (engine) D Mounting lugs (alternator)

8 Earlier models (before 1985) also have a small washer (B) which must be fitted between the sliding bush and the mounting bracket.

9 Ensure that the bushes and bolts are assembled as shown - except on 2.0 litre DOHC models where a through-bolt is used, then tension the drivebelt(s) and tighten the mounting and adjustment bolts as shown in the relevant illustration in Chapter 3.

    See also:

    Electric sunroof
    WARNING: Before operating the electric sunroof you should verify it is free of obstructions and ensure that children and/or pets are not in the proximity of the sunroof opening. Failure to do ...

    Front seat armrest
    Adjusting the armrest 1. Lift the armrest past the vertical position. 2. Push the armrest fully downwards. 3. Slowly lift the armrest to the desired height. ...

    Alternator brushes - removal, inspection and refitting
    1 Remove the alternator. Bosch type 2 Remove the two securing screws and withdraw the regulator/brush box assembly from the rear of the alternator (see illustration). 7.2 Withdrawing the regul ...