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Old 03-08-2006, 08:22 PM   #1
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1990 Acura Integra Alternator

Does anyone know how to get the alternator out of a 1990 Acura Integra? I have the alternator disconnected and unbolted. The problem is finding a space wide enough for it to fit through. I can't get it around the axle or anything else. Hope someone knows how this is done.

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Old 03-08-2006, 09:21 PM   #2
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Re: 1990 Acura Integra Alternator

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Does anyone know how to get the alternator out of a 1990 Acura Integra? I have the alternator disconnected and unbolted. The problem is finding a space wide enough for it to fit through. I can't get it around the axle or anything else. Hope someone knows how this is done.

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You have to remove the axle to remove the alternator. Genius design, isn't it?
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Re: 1990 Acura Integra Alternator

That's what I was affraid of.

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Old 03-12-2006, 01:45 AM   #4
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Re: 1990 Acura Integra Alternator

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That's what I was affraid of.

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Re: 1990 Acura Integra Alternator

do you think it might be possible to remove it by taking out the brake master cylinder and pulling it out that way??
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Old 04-03-2006, 12:09 PM   #6
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Re: 1990 Acura Integra Alternator

only options to remove the alternator from a 2nd gen, are to drop an axle or disassemble the alternator in the engine bay and take it out piece by piece.
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Re: 1990 Acura Integra Alternator

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Does anyone know how to get the alternator out of a 1990 Acura Integra? I have the alternator disconnected and unbolted. The problem is finding a space wide enough for it to fit through. I can't get it around the axle or anything else. Hope someone knows how this is done.

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Well I had to put in an alternator not to long ago and I had the same problem..I didn't want to take of the axle so this is what I did....First it depends on the size of your arm...Second your going to have two peopl..One on bottom to hold it and another on top to tighten it up....that is how I did it..Hope you can get it in
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Re: 1990 Acura Integra Alternator

I have an "alternate" plan. Instead of going to the trouble to replace the whole alternator, it should be possible, and Much easier and cheaper, to replace only the brushes, which might solve your charging problem. I believe there is a little access hatch to allow this without complete remove and replace. Last year, my 90 Teg's charging light came on during a short trip, the battery died before I could get home and I had to get it towed. My great local shop charged $150 to install a new set of brushes and I've had no trouble since.
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Re: 1990 Acura Integra Alternator

why dont you just drop the driverside motor mount and jack up the block???????????

bam!!!!!!!1

now your alternator is out
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Re: 1990 Acura Integra Alternator

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why dont you just drop the driverside motor mount and jack up the block???????????

bam!!!!!!!1

now your alternator is out
because its so damn easy to drop the axles out of these cars. whats the point? 4 lug nuts, 1 nut on the axle, castleated (sp?) ball joint nut, and bam you got an axle out, now drop the alternator. You don't even need to screw with anything that would affect the alignment. 6 nuts and you can pop the axle out. The hardest part is jacking it up... besides I think you'd rip the opposite side motor mount (tranny mount) before you had enough room to remove the alternator. Not to mention the one by the header.
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Re: 1990 Acura Integra Alternator

you dont need to jack it high. well, it might be considered tough if you dont have a nice jack to work with.

i bet i can drop the alternator out faster the mount way than if you did it the axle way..............................loser treats to hooters with a pitcher of beer and a cuban sandwhich with curly fries
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Re: 1990 Acura Integra Alternator

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you dont need to jack it high. well, it might be considered tough if you dont have a nice jack to work with.

i bet i can drop the alternator out faster the mount way than if you did it the axle way..............................loser treats to hooters with a pitcher of beer and a cuban sandwhich with curly fries


hmmm I might be up for that bet considering i have alot of practice pulling my axles and I need to rebuild my alternator anyway...
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Re: 1990 Acura Integra Alternator

I have to agree with knorwj, the easiest way, and the way they are supposed to be removed, is to pull your axle. It's not as hard of a job as it looks, just be carefull not to rip the boot when prying on the axle. It's quite easy if you have an extra person to pry from the top while you are prying from the bottom.
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Re: 1990 Acura Integra Alternator

i still think 2x 17mm bolts on the driverside mount and if you have power steering makes an extra 2x 14mm bolts and then apply the jack is much much easier.

what ever way works.
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Re: 1990 Acura Integra Alternator

The only way I can see the axel way being a problem is if you have no air gun and your axel hub nut is seized on there and won't bust loose, no matter how big a breaker bar you have. Then, it can be hard as heck to break that nut loose...but if you hae an air gun bam....it's off in seconds anyway, even if it's seized...so it doesn't matter.
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