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Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 14:01:56 -0500
From: Ben <jimnospamcom>
Subject: Re: 1999 9-3 Alternator Pulley Noise

Fred W wrote: > Ben wrote: > >> Cheers Fred, I appreciate that. >> >> I actually had the car in for other work and the mechanic showed me >> the play in the alternator pulley. So back to my original question, is >> there a way to replace just the bearing in the alt. pulley or the >> pulley assembly altogether? Or, do I have to get a rebuilt alternator? > > > Ah, then you've already done your homework... it'll be a rebuilt > alternator then. Thanks Fred! Not to beat it over the head, but does anyone have any experience opening an alternator and changing just the bearing? I use to do it for Renault in Europe, not easy, but very doable. The cost difference (if you don't count your work) was big (i.e. rebuilt alternator = $200US, bearing = $5US).

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