Alternator change: 89 honda accord lxi

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#1

How to I change the alternator in an 89 honda accord lxi?


#2

Disconnect the battery. Remove alt. wires. Remove alt. bolts. Remove alt. Perform steps in reverse order to install new alternator.


#3

The manual says to drop the drivers side half shaft. But I’ve heard that it can be wiggled out without. In either case it’s a tight fit. I did a couple of timing belt changes on my wifes 87 lxi and I hated it because of the lack of room. My forearm couldn’t fit in certain places to access a couple of bolts.


#4

I’ve not done one; but, consider removing the adjusting bracket with the alternator. Once you have removed and replaced the alternator, write it up, for other people.
At this Web site http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_you_replace_the_alternator_on_a_1989_Honda_Accord there are easier ways than those in the repair manual.
Try the simplest answer I found, “Remove the air cleaner housing [on the LXI ], and take the alternator out the top”.