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Alternator install tips?

OK, do any of you have any tips on how to line up the slots in the rubber cushions when installing the alternator?

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Re: Alternator install tips?

It is a lot easier if they are new. But the old ones will be fine if they are not deformed. Place them in the alternator side and spray a little lube where they need to mate with the drive flange and it should slide right on. Try it dry - be there all day trying. Just use a little tire lube or silicone spray on them. Just tried it on my spare and no go dry, but popped right in with the lube.
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Re: Alternator install tips?

Yep, and if the "monkey nuts" are no longer connected, i.e. 6 separate rubber blocks instead of 3 pairs, simply position them in the housing using silicone (silastic), allow time to set then assemble. Works fine, you're only holding them captive till the coupling is assembled. And detergent applied to the rubber is ok as well, if you don't have the silicone spray. HTH

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Re: Alternator install tips?

Thanks guys, I'll try the lube.

BTW, Jerry, the rubber cushions don't seem to be installed in the drive housing correctly in the photos. Are they just in that way to show the lube process?

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Re: Alternator install tips?

They look to be installed correctly to me George. The alternator drive coupling lugs on the engine side need to slide in between the ends of each pair of rubber blocks, not in the centre of each pair as that would cause metal/metal contact between the coupling drive lugs. HTH.

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Re: Alternator install tips?

They will work either way, I just find it easier this way. It seems to hold them better.

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