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Bolt-in EA series Alternator upgrade. Nissan Maxima alt installation guide.
Posted 25 October 2012 - 12:36 AM
Posted 25 October 2012 - 12:39 AM
You already have a few of these under the hood on a STOCK car.
Posted 25 October 2012 - 12:46 AM
Posted 25 October 2012 - 12:47 AM
Posted 25 October 2012 - 12:50 AM
Battery cables are the only non-fused lines under the hood anymore.
Want to bet? :-p
Posted 25 October 2012 - 01:04 AM
Posted 25 October 2012 - 01:47 AM
ohh and when you are done do us all a favor READ THE QUESTIONS BEFORE YOU SPIT YOUR OPINION! i just wanted to know what size fuse i should use not whether or not a 2004 chevy tahoe has every circut fused and whether that upsets you because :Flame:you dont need no fuses for yer rig:Flame: i like to be safe personally so ill be fusing mine if you have a suggestion as to what size fuse should be used i appriciate it if you want to try to justfy your unsafe setup save it for the next idiot.
ok now that im done ranting..... GD thank you for your direction to the proper information but unfortunatly it is all greek to me. i have a spare 4 gauge about 22" long i was going to use. according to the charts ive read itll sustain 110a but with the maximum output being 90a logic to me says slap a 90a fuse in there and call it a day but that doesnt seem right..... any advice would be appriciated
Posted 25 October 2012 - 02:01 AM
Posted 25 October 2012 - 03:06 AM
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:26 PM
Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:46 PM
Sorry to be that guy that revives an old thread, but I feel this one is not only worthy of reviving, but should be sticky'd somewhere, maybe in the "how to's" as it helped me immensely. Plus, I had to dig around forever just to find it..
Trying to clean up my pictures and hosting.... here's the pics for this thread:
In response to rain_man_rich above, He re-hosted his pics on page 6 of this thread (But here they are again, above)
Welp, I got a 94 Nissan Maxima alternator, built by duralast - part # 14661 at autozone. It doesnt fit, there's some bushing in the mount that wont fit into mah car. I would consider filing it to fit except the plug is wrong as well and well, this is looking bleak.
pic of the offending part:
in summery- the 94 year model alternator seems to be a no go.
After seeing this particular post, I wasn't sure my new alt was going to work in my '92 Loyale because I was scared of this same insert on the new alt. In my case, it fit just fine, except I had to add a washer between the outside of this offending part and the original alternator mount bracket to close up a gap that was there.
OP (GD), I absolutely love this thread, and I thank you so very much for finding/making this upgrade so clear. I was reading several posts about this and still wasn't sure this would work with my non-turbo EA82 Loyal, as I do have A/C and a single pulley alt.
It took me longer just to get the pulleys off the alternators than it did to do the rest of the very minor modifications required for this upgrade project AND install the whole thing.
*Note to other Loyale owners:
I found that in my particular model of car, this new alt will hit the mounting bracket when you try to rotate it down, at about the midway-point of the adjuster bracket, thus not allowing you very much slack in the belt. When putting a NEW belt on, you will have to remove the upper bolt and try to drop the top end of the new alt down a bit. Once the belt is on, wiggle it back up and install the upper bolt, THEN tension the belt as normal and tighten the lower bolt.
Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:25 PM
Just to try and clarify even further for the first-timers (like me, last week):
Sorry, you may have to find a way to zoom in for the pic..
What I did here was mechanically and electrically sound, but it was still temporary. This will get you on the road again safely, but you will probably still want to find the alternator pigtail connector from the Nissan alt at some point, just so water doesn't wreak havoc in there (puddling inside the cup of the connectors on the new alt).
On a side note, I've seen people talking about having to split the ring on the main connector of the alt charging post.. I too, found the original ring terminal to be too small to fit on the post of the new alt, but, not by much. I used an old trick. Take a flat-blade (regular) screwdriver and use it to "drill" the connector out a bit. Go a little bit on one side, then flip connector over and go from the other side. Doing this will help you to not over-enlarge the hole quite so easily, and will still do a neat job.
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