[T2] Time/labor to R&R alternator

Bob Pratt ka1dza at verizon.net
Fri Jan 11 10:31:56 PST 2019

When I had to replace my alternator, I pulled the engine to make it easier to Chang the alternator. I've seen videos of people changing the alternator without pulling the engine, but I couldn't do that without throwing a wrench across the garage!
Not sure how long it would take to do the job either way, but I'm 69 years old, sooooo it would take 3 hours just to pull the engine, a couple of hours to swap the generator, and a couple of hours to get the engine back in the bus. But remember, I'm doing all the work myself with a floor jack a couple of jack stands and ratchet wrenches.


> On Jan 11, 2019, at 9:44 AM, John Burneskis <john.burneskis at gmail.com> wrote:
> how long should it take for a competent mechanic to remove and replace the
> al-75 X alternator in my 1978 VW bus
> Not a trick question. I am thinking to have a mobile mechanic come to my
> house and garage to R&R my alternator
> I know you think I should be confident to do this, since I've worked on
> these vehicles for 20 years plus, but at my condition and age, a recent
> simple fan belt replacement in the garage took me almost 2 hours
> BTW, I ordered the alternator from RockAuto just 12 hours ago, Thursday
> night, and they tend to respond very very quickly
> Barry sends....
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