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2004 Honda Civic Base 4dr Sedan GX CVT w/Side Airbags

2004 Honda Civic
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Compact
30 mpg city / 34 mpg hwy
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October 25, 2013, 11:27 am

Vicky G

Question: remove alternator

how do i remove the alternator from a 1990 honda civic dx

October 26, 2013, 11:13 am

Richard W
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You have to remove the front axle to get the alternator out. Jack the car up. Put it on jack stands. Take the front tire off. There will be a plastic wheel well cover. Remove the cover. Remove the big nut on the axle shaft. Hit the end of the axle with a hammer. Make sure not to hurt the treads on the shaft. Once you hit it the axle should go in a 1/2" but not any more than that. Then you have to remove the nut for the lower ball joint. Hit the control arm with a hammer where the ball joint goes through the control arm. Once it's loose take a 3' bar and push down on the control arm to get the ball joint stud out of the control arm. Then you have to go under the car and pry on axle between the transmission and axle to pop the out of the transmission. Remove the axle. Now you can get to the alternator. Remove the negative battery cable. Then there are two bolts that hold the alternator on. Loosen them so the belt will come off. That the main power feed off with a 10mm socket. Unplug the alternator wires. Then remove the two bolts and wiggle the alternator out. Revers it to put back together.

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