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post #1 of 3 Old 05-02-2013, 07:23 AM Thread Starter
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94 Cherokee 2wd... alternator and removal issue

Batt light came on for a moment then off than came back on to stay 2 minutes later on way home other day... drove lights off until past legal light and it made it home... Wife cranked it next morning and no light so she thought it was "fixed" and drove to work....
DOA there... I ride a bicycle to her job (44 and fighting cancer) a few miles and pull battery (they cannot at walmart?) and wheel it around to tire bay in a cart...

They claimed to charge it fully but it was under 12 volts in a couple miles...

So I went to pulling altrenator loose and it is completely free but won't come out of the dang truck... battery tray is out as is the stamped bracket with 4 or so bolt holes in it wedges tight from top or bottom?

Hope it turn out to be the bad item after all this...

TIA Brent

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post #2 of 3 Old 05-02-2013, 11:43 AM
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You'll need to use the jack and a piece of wood and jack the engine up to clear the sub-frame rail.
Once out, take the Alt to a auto parts store to bench test it.

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post #3 of 3 Old 05-02-2013, 04:57 PM
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The problem with pulling the alternator out after bolt removal is the long bolt sleeve at the rear of the alternator. Once the bolt is out, use a screw driver to pry or push the bushing rearward. Some penetrant spray and vise grips to turn it slightly will help.
Then the alternator should lift out from the top. Battery should be removed for this, and the tray too if possible. When the new alternator goes in and the bolt is tightened, the bushing will be pulled back to its original location. Hope this helps.

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