How to replace an alternator on a 87 honda prelude
The mount that holds the alternator has a
little lip that sticks out which makes it to
where the alternator won't line up to put the
Compare the old alternator to the new one. The two should be identical. If not, the new one is boxed wrong. Take it back. HTH. -Jim
Both alternators are the same, I just bought this car and it was already outta the car so I didn't get to see how it was taken out, but everything is the same on the car itself and the alternator
Jim beat me but I will go ahead with my post...at least we agree. You might not have the right alternator. If you didn't exchange you old one when you bought the new one, take it back and compare, It would certainly not be the first time a parts clerk sold the wrong part. 1987...serpentine...?
I just now noticed you said 'mount'....not tab on alternator....hmmmmm
It takes the serpentine belt and I compared old to new and they are identical
Ya its the mount that the alternator sits in
Rockauto mentions different amperages, clocking positions, and mounting choices for this vehicle. If it's not a US model production date factors in as well. HTH. -Jim
If it was out, someone was attempting the same install, check the wrong mount, or grind to fit as long as in line and adjustable it works
Ya the guy that had it before me took the old one out to replace it, just never got around to putting the new one in, so now I'm just trying to figure out what to do about the lip onthe mmount, but ill try the grinder idea, thank you
You're welcome glad to help. -Jim
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