Why can't I get my alternator back in my truck?

Asked by Tina Jun 11, 2021 at 10:18 PM about the 1988 Ford F-150 S Standard Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I can't see to get my alternator back in on my truck.
It is too tight.

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If you got it out, you should be able to wiggle it back in, if it's the same replacement part. Keep at it. sometimes I walk away for a bit and go back to it. you'll figure it out eventually.

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38,625

There may be a little sleeve thingy in the bolt bore that needs to be moved , prying may not do it easily

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154,505

Compare the old alternator to the new one. You might have a unit that was boxed wrong. It happens. Hope that helps! Jim

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