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Alternator drive won't fit!!!

Old 05-02-2018, 07:55 AM
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Default Alternator drive won't fit!!!

Hi guys

As the headline says, I have encountered a strange problem.

I am in the process of replacing the alternator damper (again) and in that process, I must removed the above mentioned drive shaft. Been done before and no problems.
Now when i try to refit the drive, it is as if it has become shorter hence I am unable to fit the nut at the end of the drive. If I "fit" it without alternator base, it goes right through and I can fit the nut. Obvious that is not a solution, but trying to isolate the problem.

Anyone with a reason as to why it will not fit? Gears, chain etc is NOT fitted!!
I really need some input, so would appreciate any ideas.
Old 05-04-2018, 05:09 PM
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problem solved!
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Old 05-05-2018, 10:14 AM
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yes how?
as it may help others!!
Old 05-06-2018, 03:13 PM
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hi again

of course you should all know, what the problem was.

As it turned out, the shaft itself had moved about 1/2 cm back. So obviously it would not fit. Some very careful tapping with a hammer with a piece of wood in between, I got it back to original position and I could fit the nut back.

Don't tap directly on the shaft, as you may damage the bearing at the end of the shaft.
I tapped on the side of the generator casing , while holding the complete drive on a table edge.

Now she is put back together (except farings) and she starts like a dream again.

Last edited by Klitgaard; 05-07-2018 at 03:17 AM.
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