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post #11 of 97 (permalink) Old 04-17-2010, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the tip ...but did your whine go away after replacing the alternator? I have a whine I hear through the speakers but not the intercom. I done all the regular "fixes" but it's still there.
It did fix my whine and the voltage fluctuation. It was definitely an alternator problem. Considered trying to rebuild it, but just decided I would go for the cure that will hopefully give me another 80,000 miles.

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Great job ! and since you live in the wonderful state of Ga., when mine starts going bad, I will just head north with the new one, and you could give me the lesson lol and we will see if you can get her done in twenty, lol thanks
I would be more than happy to give you a hand replacing yours. Bring your stopwatch and then afterwards we can head up to North Georgia for some twisties and barbeque

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Good job, I copied it and stored it away for a rainy day, hopefully it doesn't rain for a long while.

On Edit: How hard was it to get that rear bolt back in?
I ws concerned about that too, but it was really easy. I started the other two bolts and then stuck the rear bolt to the telescoping pen magnet and guided it into place. I used a long thin screwdriver to push the bolt into place and then rolled the magnet across the bolt head to screw it back into place. I am glad there was no thread lock on the bolts as this would have made the bolts much more difficult to remove and replace.

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Pulled mine off an 01 today.

The only problem I had was the bolt didnt turn so easy at first.

I had to get about 2 full turns before the magnet trick would work.

I started out useing a 6pt socket, after the first turn I couldnt line up the socket with the bolt.

I had to use a 12pt socket.

Finding a 12pt, 3/8 drive, 12mm socket should be an easy thing.

Off all places I found one in a junk box in my 68 year old neighbors garage.

Waiting for the new one to arrive.

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Hey Hal,
I see you have wing in your sig line. What did you do in the USAF?

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Thanks for the tip ...but did your whine go away after replacing the alternator? I have a whine I hear through the speakers but not the intercom. I done all the regular "fixes" but it's still there.

Could your problem with the whine be solved by installing a ground loop insulator between the audio plug in the left glove box and the music source.

I listen to music from my Garmin. There is a OHM impediance mismatch that causes the whine. For less than $6.00 I bought and installed this by attaching velcro on the back of the isolator and the front of the clutch liquid bowl.

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I would be more than happy to give you a hand replacing yours. Bring your stopwatch and then afterwards we can head up to North Georgia for some twisties and barbeque

Hal

You better let me go along.....and bring Nate and his Rune.

BTW, how do you start that bolt afterwards?



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BTW, how do you start that bolt afterwards?
Post 14, Paul!

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Post 14, Paul!
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