Alternator brush write up?

Feb 22, 2007
Germantown MD
I have been searching for a while and can't seem to find it, I know it is in here somewhere, can someone provide a link?
Mar 27, 2003
Somewhere in the foothills...
I don't have time to search right now so here is a quick version from memory.

To remove the alternator, the water neck has to come off. There is a metal gasket that should be replaced. You won't need to drain the coolant to remove the neck but you will loose a little so plan for that.

You will need to remove the dual alternator belts using the procedures documented in the FAQ here for the 80-Section. Some guys remove the battery tray; others don't. Your choice. Removing the brushes is very easy once the alternator is off. Follow FSM for torque specs and removing the belts. If you don't have the FSM then use Natergator's automated process to download an electronic version of all the manuals for your 80 with a $10 TIS subscription.


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