It's 27 degrees here and I'm working on the dirty street of Philly trying to replace my alternator, clutch master and slave cylinders. Need some advice other than to get a heated garage
1. How do I take off the alternator? What belt do I need to replace? Anyone know the numbers? It's a 617 non turbo
2. Best way to get the clutch lines free of slave and master cylinders without stripping fittings?
3. Best way to get to top bolt on slave cylinder. It's tight space up there!
Dai C wrote:The alternator can usually be repaired by just swapping out the voltage regulator/brushholder assy. It is held in the back with two screws that are sometimes slotted or phillips or ?. It is a very easy fast fix that is the cause of the problem over 85% or more of the time. http://www.google.com/products?client=f ... CB8QzAMwAg
Or you can take it off and put a rebuilt on.
Avoid the regulators that have the rectangular box on the back, use the stock style. The rectangular ones are, how you say... Crap.
You can make a hydraulic fitting wrench by taking a high quality box end wrench (or combination box end) and cutting out section wide enough to slip past the hardline. I have made these and they work fine. The goal is to have a box style wrench around the fitting instead of just an end wrench with only two flats engaging the fitting. That will lead to a very big, expensive problem if the hardline fitting is damaged. You will have the best success bleeding that system with a pressure bleeder. It is a must in my experience.
A dry covered space is better than the street. Heat is nice too.
If the pulley is turning, the alt should be charging. It's gotta be either the regulator (fairly cheap) or the alt, or something wrong with the wiring....I guess.
It's always a good idea to replace the belt.
You should get a new (or used) bracket if the one you have isn't working well. If it isn't tensioned properly, the belt will wear out or one of the alt/bracket bolt holes will or both.
I think you can buy cheap wrenches individually at any hardware store.
Good luck grasshopper.
p.s. It is a sin to use vice-grips on a G-wagen (or anything that isn't a VW). You should know better. Consider this a spanking for even mentioning it.
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