How to replace an alternator on a 87 honda prelude

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Asked by Feb 23, 2014 at 12:08 PM about the 1987 Honda Prelude 2 Dr Si Coupe

Question type: General

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
bolt through

12 Answers

59,305

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

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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

146,655

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...?

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146,655

Or V-belt?

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146,655

I just now noticed you said 'mount'....not tab on alternator....hmmmmm

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It takes the serpentine belt and I compared old to new and they are identical

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Ya its the mount that the alternator sits in

59,305

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

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Thanks

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19,085

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

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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

59,305

You're welcome glad to help. -Jim

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