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Hi, I have received my new Compu Fire alternator from the USA last week. Now, could anybody assist me with the step by step installation instructions please? I think the mechanical part of the installation I will manage hence when it comes to the electrical part, well, I am not good with that. Drawings etc. Thanks guys. Appreciate.
 

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Basically the electrical operation is to start by removing the "+" cable from the battery, then remove cables from the alt & replace in the same spot. Not sure of your year but my '96 required a large screw driver to get the new alt past the last 1/8". Good idea to replace the bushings as well. Good luck, don't let it scare you.:action::action::action:
 

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Just follow the instructions....they are written well....and take your time. I was intimidated at first from all the "horror" stories of how it will take hours and is a PITA to install.

I just followed the instructions and I had the old one out and theCF in (after having to take it out when I put the bushings in backwards) in less than 1 hr. Yes, the passenger footboard needs to be removed, it actually makes it easier. And the back of the CF needs to go in first in order to manuever it into place.

The only electrical part is to clip a wire off the old one and remove and replace the negative cable to the battery from the back of the alternator.
 

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Snorebaby wrote:
Just follow the instructions....they are written well....and take your time. I was intimidated at first from all the "horror" stories of how it will take hours and is a PITA to install.

I just followed the instructions and I had the old one out and theCF in (after having to take it out when I put the bushings in backwards) in less than 1 hr. Yes, the passenger footboard needs to be removed, it actually makes it easier. And the back of the CF needs to go in first in order to manuever it into place.

The only electrical part is to clip a wire off the old one and remove and replace the negative cable to the battery from the back of the alternator.
Make sure you make the electrical connection to the rear of the CF alternator, before you install it, otherwise there is no room to attempt to do so after it is installled and will have to be removed again to make the connections. DAMHIKT! :gunhead:
 

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I thought so too Dusty...but when I removed the passenger footboard (and associated chrome piece) I didn't have a problem reaching in and attaching the cable. I don't have small hands either. The only thing you have to do, and it is in the instructions, is to remove the "tie down" that the cable is attached to on the frame. That gives you the manueverbility to attach the cable.
 

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Hello, im not actually into the 1500s but if you get the service manual, it should include a step by step guide for the removal and installation.
 
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