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#57223
Alternator issues 6 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 12
I was getting excited about getting the car back on the road. Just have to replace ball joints and she will have a fresh nct. But now i have a fly in my ointment. Took it out the other night for spin and she died electrically. Turns out alternator wasnt charging! Doh. Took it out this evening. A pain but do able. Where in dublin can i get it reconditioned for about euro80 ? I got that figure from some older threads.
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#57224
Re: Alternator issues 6 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 108
Have you checked the fuses the one its the ING one if OK unplug the multi plug and check there is a feed at all the wires.
There is a common wiring fault with them
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#57243
Re: Alternator issues 6 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 12
Thanks Ricky2. Checked the relay. All checks out fine. I Defo think its the alternator coz of the burning smell when she died.
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#57281
Re: Alternator issues 6 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 314
Not sure if you got sorted already but if not then check in with Terry at Clondalkin auto, he's quite good on MR2's. Another option would be to give Anto300zx a shout on here, also very handy with the MR2.
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#57327
Re: Alternator issues 6 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 12
Thanks quandary. I got it to ace autos to recon it. Rectifier and brushes were gone so hopefully get back tomorrow for about 80. Then on my back for an evening putting it back in
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Re: Alternator issues 6 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 1
Long time reader first time poster!! ha. Havin similar problems with wat I think is d alternator? My first mr2 hav it bout 3months. aA week ago battery light, engine fan light nd cat temp light came on!! Went off wen in high revs, had belts done, still same ting! Is it more dan likely d alternator and if so is it really dat much of a pain to remove myself?
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#57397
Re: Alternator issues 6 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 12
It is a tough enough job in my opinion and I have done timing belt, rad change poly bushes etc. I had to undo exhaust etc to drop it out the bottom. The best advise that I got is that it doesn't look like it will come out but you have wiggle it and kind of scrape it along the rear subframe. It took me about 4 hours getting it out but Id expect an hour going back. Its handy for me as it is not the daily driver. Give it ago
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#57398
Re: Alternator issues 6 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 327
There is another way out the top, can't remember the details but Silverlux used this method to much success.

Have a search of his posts, I described how to do it on one of them. Don't have time to help any further and mcstubles sorry I didn't get to advise you on this method before you did the job.
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#57403
Re: Alternator issues 6 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 91
Post is up here now, removed my alternator today by this way
www.mr2.ie/mr2-forum/28-how-twos/57401-d...i-92-non-turbo#57401
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#57422
Re: Alternator issues 6 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 12
No worries slip slider. I got to spend some qt with the 2. I had a really good look at this when i was doing mine. I think thats why it took so long as i tried this method first. But i found the alternator bracket on my rev5 turbo has one bolt that is totally obstructed by the drive shaft. Ill try get a pick when im putting it back in.
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#57471
Re: Alternator issues 6 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 12
Alternator back in. 2 hrs going back in. She is generating 14.7 volts! Happy days, back in action. Now to do the ball joints and put her back through the nct.

The recon of my alternator at ace motors cost 100 euro. New brushes and rectifier. I would say only a reasonable service rather than a good one.
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#57481
Re: Alternator issues 6 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 19
Done mine at Walkinstown - don't remember the name. at 100e

Alternator went out the bottom - once exhaust is not in the way it's handy job. so far 8 months no issues.

When it happened was similar to yours, but started with some humming noises for about a week or so, than at hi-rev engine cutted out missfired and all the lights above came up scaring a shit out of me
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#57586
Re: Alternator issues 6 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 1
Thanx for d input lads! Silvelux, dat tutorial was d JOB! Took it out on Tuesday bout 4 to 5 hours start to finish, jus case of getn familiar wit it, cudnt get it out through d top as I cudn't get d mounting bracket out, cos of d unreachable bolts alla mcstubles!! So dropped it out d bottom after removing d centre section of d exhaust! Got it reconditiond yesterday €125, Quigley in Tipp town. Put it back in lastnite in bout an hour, a quick grind on d edges where d pivot bolt go's nd in she went, happy days, back in action!
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Re: Alternator issues 6 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 1
Thanx for d input lads! Silvelux, dat tutorial was d JOB! Took it out on Tuesday bout 4 to 5 hours start to finish, jus case of getn familiar wit it, cudnt get it out through d top as I cudn't get d mounting bracket out, cos of d unreachable bolts alla mcstubles!! So dropped it out d bottom after removing d centre section of d exhaust! Got it reconditiond yesterday €125, Quigley in Tipp town. Put it back in lastnite in bout an hour, a quick grind on d edges where d pivot bolt go's nd in she went, happy days, back in action!
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Re: Alternator issues 6 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 12
Fair play caw. Kc for you
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