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Old 23 Feb 2005, 03:16 pm
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Default 87 prelude alternator

Hey everyone,

Well I ordered an alternator off of EBay. May
not have been smart, but the guy had a really
good rating.

Anyways, I got it, and I took it to the local
autoparts store to test it, and it passed. BUT
it was also making a lot of noise, IE the
bearing. No big deal, that bearing sells for
like $1.10 at my buddy's work. So I take it
apart to replace the bearing and.........

One of the damn brushes is broken! So now the
question is: Is there a way to replace the
brushes on this alternator?

I don't have the shop manual for this car. I do
have the Accord Manual, but it shows that there
are screws to remove the brush assembly, and
those screws are not present on this alternator.


Any ideas? I think I have a set of brushes that
will work, if I can only remove the broken one.


Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
Terry

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Old 23 Feb 2005, 05:14 pm
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Default Re: 87 prelude alternator

I figured it out, you just have to apply a
soldering iron to the base of the brush
assembly, there are the copper wires stick out
from the brushes, and they pop out! very cool,
and easy....

t

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Old 23 Feb 2005, 11:51 pm
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disallow <loewen_t at yahoo.ca @> wrote in message
news:a62201fb0d458a4a475d2939b652a764@localhost.ta lkaboutautos.com...
> Hey everyone,
>
> Well I ordered an alternator off of EBay. May
> not have been smart, but the guy had a really
> good rating.
>
> Anyways, I got it, and I took it to the local
> autoparts store to test it, and it passed. BUT
> it was also making a lot of noise, IE the
> bearing. No big deal, that bearing sells for
> like $1.10 at my buddy's work. So I take it
> apart to replace the bearing and.........
>
> One of the damn brushes is broken! So now the
> question is: Is there a way to replace the
> brushes on this alternator?
>
> I don't have the shop manual for this car. I do
> have the Accord Manual, but it shows that there
> are screws to remove the brush assembly, and
> those screws are not present on this alternator.
>
>
> Any ideas? I think I have a set of brushes that
> will work, if I can only remove the broken one.
>
>
> Any input would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Thanks!
> Terry
>

Lucky. Maybe you should contact the guy you bought from...depending on
response, maybe you should knock his rating down a notch.


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Old 24 Feb 2005, 09:16 am
Chad Houze
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Default Re: 87 prelude alternator

Terry,You can replace the brush,s on your prelude.You will have to get them
from your honda dealer,granted they are still available.If i remember
correctly you have to solder the wires in place on these.I think it takes a
small pin to hold the brush,s back so you can reassemble.Something like a
long thin nail or pop rivet would slide in a hole from the outside ,i
think.It been awhile since i,ve done one of these.Good luck.Chad
"disallow" <loewen_t at yahoo.ca @> wrote in message
news:a62201fb0d458a4a475d2939b652a764@localhost.ta lkaboutautos.com...
> Hey everyone,
>
> Well I ordered an alternator off of EBay. May
> not have been smart, but the guy had a really
> good rating.
>
> Anyways, I got it, and I took it to the local
> autoparts store to test it, and it passed. BUT
> it was also making a lot of noise, IE the
> bearing. No big deal, that bearing sells for
> like $1.10 at my buddy's work. So I take it
> apart to replace the bearing and.........
>
> One of the damn brushes is broken! So now the
> question is: Is there a way to replace the
> brushes on this alternator?
>
> I don't have the shop manual for this car. I do
> have the Accord Manual, but it shows that there
> are screws to remove the brush assembly, and
> those screws are not present on this alternator.
>
>
> Any ideas? I think I have a set of brushes that
> will work, if I can only remove the broken one.
>
>
> Any input would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Thanks!
> Terry
>



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Old 25 Feb 2005, 10:02 am
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On 2005-02-24 cch@wilkshire.net said:
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>Terry,You can replace the brush,s on your prelude.You will have to
>get them from your honda dealer,granted they are still available...

I went through this brushes-from-the-dealer business a few years
back on my Civic. I think they gouged me $6 for the alternator, $18
for the starter. Another time an electrical rebuild shop sold the
same pieces for around a buck.


Tom Willmon
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