yes you can replace the bearing. you will oprbably7 have to disasemble it, and then take it to a specialty alternator shop, or a special bearing place to get the bearing, but it will be much cheaper than replacing.RLKBOB said:Are you sure you can replace it? That happened to me and I had to replace the alt. CHeck your voltage with the truck running and see if it's low, mine was.
you are refering to the burshes and there springs being held into the housing when you try to reisntall the rotor.knarf121 said:ive got a question about how to reasemble an alternator...
i bought one from napa, and after driving with it for about a week i realized it was making excesive noise,
you know those three long bolts that are supposed to hold the alternator together?? there were only TWO of the bolts and ONE of them was LOOSE! what if that fell apart while i was driving?
anyway i took it apart to see the damage.. the outer magnets were scuffed but seem alright to use agian..
my problem is that when you take it apart there are two little spring mounted contacts in the front and when you try to put the copper coil back in the hole there is no way to hold the contacts in their shrouds against their springs and therefor you cant reassemble it!
can you pop the bearing cap out the back and use something flat to hold the contacts in place until the rest is solid and then re-install the bearing cap?