Date: Wed, 06 Sep 2000 13:30:03 GMT
From: "Keith Grider" <bettynopsamam.columbus.rr.com>
Subject: Re: re&re of alternator on '88 900i


This outlines the procedure. http://216.78.173.63/electrical_system_folder/altbushregreplace.htm Keith Grider "Rick Mogensen" <rickmogensennopsams.net> wrote in message news:Jljt5.324$VF5.133278nopsam0.telusplanet.net... > Hi there, > > My 1988 900i 8v's alternator has just died. I bought a rebuilt alternator > yesterday & went to remove my dead alternator but got stuck in the removal > process when I couldn't remove a long bolt (hinge-bolt, I suppose you could > call it - the one that the alternator pivots on when you adjust your belt > tension). When I removed the nut, I was able to extract the bolt part-way > but the head of the bolt hit the firewall (with much of the bolt still > running through the sleeve of the alternator), which prevented me from being > able to remove it!!! I am very frustrated now as my car is completely dead. > > Does anyone have some advice as to how to proceed? > > thanks in advance! > > Rick > >

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