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    Thread: 1995 Golf GTI VR6 alternator help?

    1. 10-03-2012 02:15 PM #1
      I have a car as stated above. I am replacing the alternator in it. The old one came out hard and now the new one is going in hard. Is that just the way they are made? Or am I missing something? Thx

    2. 10-03-2012 04:22 PM #2
      Take the alt out. Then put the bolts in the alt take a hammer and start hitting the top of the bolts. Then it should go in nicely

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      10-04-2012 04:21 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by brian500 View Post
      Then put the bolts in the alt take a hammer and start hitting the top of the bolts.

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      10-04-2012 05:21 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by brian500 View Post
      Take the alt out. Then put the bolts in the alt take a hammer and start hitting the top of the bolts. Then it should go in nicely
      NOOOOO!!!!!! there is a gentle way of doing this, get a spare bolt with nut of the same thread pitch. Put bolt in hole where it normally goes on top, before you start to thread the bolt into the nutplate on the alternator take the nut and put it between the bolt and nutplate, spin nut to top of threads, then start threading the bolt into the nutplate. As you tighten down the bolt the but will push the nutplate back so the install is easier. Use a deep well socket on the ground for the bolt to go into, unless you have a vice.
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      10-04-2012 05:28 PM #5
      Clean the crap off the mating surfaces. Lube it install.
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    6. 10-04-2012 06:31 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by lathan View Post
      I have a car as stated above. I am replacing the alternator in it. The old one came out hard and now the new one is going in hard. Is that just the way they are made? Or am I missing something? Thx
      The tension sleeve has closed/tightened up. Just push it open with a C clamp and some sockets to permit the sleeve to move back into the alternator frame.

    7. 10-04-2012 07:14 PM #7
      Just screw the bolt into the sleeve couple of taps with a hammer and your good to go.

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      10-05-2012 06:40 AM #8
      Maybe it's just me, but I am completely against using a hammer on an alternator


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    9. 10-05-2012 10:06 AM #9
      Thx guys I'll try those

    10. 10-05-2012 10:11 AM #10
      Well you are entitled to your opinion.

    11. 10-05-2012 10:14 AM #11
      It is not brain surgery. When the alt is out all you have to do is take the the bolt screw it back in the sleeve a couple of taps on the bolt to press in the sleeve and thats it.

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