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Alternator Removal

Discussion in 'MK1 & MK2 Toledo' started by Lehane Racing, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. Lehane Racing

    Lehane Racing Active Member

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    Hi. This may have been covered before, if so, I apologise.
    I've got a 2001 Toledo 2.3 V5 170. I need to replace the alternator, so I removed the tensioner & the two bolts that hold the alternator in place, but the alternator wont move.
    Question 1 - Is there another bolt that I'm missing?
    Question 2 - How does it come out, i.e. top, bottom?

    Cheers in advance

    Kieron
     
  2. jamie 225

    jamie 225 Active Member

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    Changed mine on my Leon so don't no much about Toledo but mine was two bolts as well after undoing them and still didn't move I had to get a bar on it to get it to move/brake free pretty sure we share the same alternator.


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  3. Lehane Racing

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    Thanks Jamie, I'll give a go tomorrow!
     
  4. jamie 225

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    Any luck with it today?


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  5. Lehane Racing

    Lehane Racing Active Member

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    Hi Jamie.
    Yup, gave it a few taps as you suggested & it came loose. Now, how do I physically get it out, not a lot of room. Do I have to remove front grills etc?
    Thanks
    Kieron
     
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    Great stuff I don't know much about your model or engine to


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    But I would take off bits around it just to make it easier. I had to take a few things out when I changed mine but my car is a LCR so would be different pal hope someone can answer your question good luck


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    Thanks for your help Jamie.

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  9. Lehane Racing

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    OK, so an update on this.
    I removed the tensioner & the two bolts that held the alternator in place, but the alternator wouldn't move, so I gave a few taps with a soft hammer & it freed up.
    Then I got underneath the front of the car, prised off the plastic cover cap from the main power lead & removed that (13mm nut).
    Next, if you look further up the alternator (still from underneath the front), there's an 8mm nut that secures the above power lead to the alternator. Remove that & the plastic push-on clip that secures another cable to it.
    From the top of the car, manoeuvre the alternator towards the inner offside wing & unplug the other lead from it. Then it'll come out with some rotating etc.
    A pain in the ar*e to get out, but its done.
    I'll update when I can be bothered to put the new one in!
     

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