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    Is it possible to dismantle an alternator for painting? I pulled mine from the boat and took the cover off then two springs fell out that kept two little black box's? in place on the shaft. Sorry I don't know what that crap is LOL

    any way I got them back in and it back together. Have I hurt anything? I also want to pull the pulley off it to paint it.

    I want to paint the Alternator in white with a blue fan. I'm wondering if its a lot more work than I think it is?

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    As long as you gor it back together right it will be fine. I found it helps it you stick a 2 inch finishng nail in through a hole in the back to hold the springs in place upon re-assembly...Once the shaft is back in you can pull the nail out.

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    Those two little thingies are brushes, you put the springs in then slide the brushes in and retain them with a small nail through a hole in the back. Reassemble and remove the nail. Yes you can dismantle it for painting, just lay it out as you take it apart.

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    Do you need a pulley puller to get the fan off? I haven't tired yet but it would seem like its just one nut as long as you keep the fan from moving.

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    Im pretty sure you dont need a puller. My fan came right off...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendellajet View Post
    Im pretty sure you dont need a puller. My fan came right off...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    It would be a balmy 85* in Steel's shop if he would move a little faster

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    cool, thanks!

    Ill do some painting tonight.

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    If you don't have a finishing nail that works for you, you can also use the straw from a can of WD-40 or carb cleaner.

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