Alternator

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jimmi480
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Alternator

Post by jimmi480 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:24 pm

Hade som trouble with my alternator and was going to masseur the diode bridge when I disconnected the + from the alternator it fell off !!
Previous owner or someone had tried to fix the cable and hade Taped the cable and shoe together so it won’t fall off!! ain’t the right method right 🤣😂🤣😂
So there was two threads holding it on place and from the outside it looked ok. So lucky I found it. 🍀

jifflemon
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Re: Alternator

Post by jifflemon » Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:51 pm

Very lucky! That could have been a fire waiting to happen!

jimmi480
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Re: Alternator

Post by jimmi480 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:03 pm

Yeas indeed. :shock:
When shall the badly homemade quick fixes end !!

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jamescarruthers
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Re: Alternator

Post by jamescarruthers » Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:17 pm

So it wasn’t a happy ending for the alternator
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2003 Renault Avantime 3.0 V6 (Big Ren)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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MisterH
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Re: Alternator

Post by MisterH » Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:42 pm

jamescarruthers wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:17 pm
So it wasn’t a happy ending for the alternator
I am sure the rest of the car is mourning the loss of a fire hazard :rofl:
Current Jobs to do (1/1/21):
Fix Central Locking
Fix drivers side speaker
suspension creaking below 40mph

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