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ef b-series alternator removal.

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> ED-EF / DA' started by red91efhatch, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. red91efhatch

    red91efhatch New Member

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    I knew this day would come, any tip/hints you can offer to make the alternator removal easier? I have
    Unbolted alt
    Removed dr side motor mount
    used cherry picker to lift/lower engine
    no dice

    Should I be looking to remove on the up side or down side? I was also thinking it may fit below if the oil filter was removed?.. :helpsmilie:
     
  2. sleeper88

    sleeper88 My mom thinks i'm cool

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    i took mine out through the driver side but it might depend for you if you have wires running through there that you can push to the side. I had to loosen the fuel rail and with a lil tugging and twister and finding the right way it came out. It like a puzzle piece. It can only come out one way and go in one way.
     
  3. whiterabbit06

    whiterabbit06 Why oh why didn't I take the blue pill? VIP

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    Pull the motor...... what I did was unbolt all the mounts and dropped the motor then took off the drivers tire and pulled it out through there.
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Best bet would probably be to go from underneath.. Might have to remove all the mounts and drop the motor down a few inches to clear.
     
  5. red91efhatch

    red91efhatch New Member

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    Thanks for the replies, I ended up unbolting both front mounts and using a cherry picker to lift the engine from the driver side up and the alternator came right out.
     
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    skellagher Elder Driver

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    dude all u had to do was pull the axle it would have come out from the bottom trust me i did like 4 alternators in my teg b4 i found out what the problem was
     
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    skellagher Elder Driver

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    oh wait my bad never had b18 in a civic so i dont know....
     
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    95 ZC COUPE New Member

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    Unbolt the brake master from the booster and push it down and you will have enough clearence... no need to remove the engine, even if your brake lines to your master are rotted and your afrade to move them, replace them too while your at it, lol.
     
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    i dont get it, ive removed/installed my alternator on my b16 hatch like 5 times and never have to remove anything...
     
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