C5 mk1 alternator.

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jrc5
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C5 mk1 alternator.

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So the bearings have gone in the alternator (it's definitely not the clutch pulley as mine doesn't have one on the alternator).

Is it possible to replace the bearings in them? I can't seem to find any listed for the alternator on the net.

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Re: C5 mk1 alternator.

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Hi, the answer is yes, if you know the specific make/type of alternator you may find a bearing listing somewhere but it will probably be quicker to dismantle the alternator look at the number on the bearings and buy a new pair. It is a fairly easy repair.
Also of course check the brushes and slip rings although they are usually even at quite high mileages.
Hope this assists

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Re: C5 mk1 alternator.

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citro6hydra wrote:
25 Nov 2018, 01:01
Hi, the answer is yes, if you know the specific make/type of alternator you may find a bearing listing somewhere but it will probably be quicker to dismantle the alternator look at the number on the bearings and buy a new pair. It is a fairly easy repair.
Also of course check the brushes and slip rings although they are usually even at quite high mileages.
Hope this assists


Thanks for that information, I have found a replacement alternator on the evilbay for £35, think I'll buy that to stick on the car and then strip mine down whilst it's not in use.

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Re: C5 mk1 alternator.

Post by Peter.N. »

You should be OK with that, I have never bought a new alternator since they were invented, in fact I don't think I have ever had one fail except in the very early days on a Vauxhall Cresta which seized up and I burnt my fingers on the pulley as the fan belt had been skidding on it.

Peter