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DrewLR4
 


Member Since: 17 Jan 2018
Location: South Devon
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United Kingdom 2010 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 XS Auto Galway GreenDiscovery 4
Alternator removal from below or above?

I have a good set of ramps to give me some good lift but can the alternator be removed from underneath or does it have to come out through the top with fan and cowling coming off?
My Saturday project

Cheers
  
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rrhool
 


Member Since: 28 Aug 2014
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United Kingdom 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Manual Zermatt SilverDiscovery 3

Top. Fan off (using the proper fan tools) cowling off. Still a bit fiddly, but doable.
 Richard


D3 SE 2007. Triumph 2.5Pi 1973. Ferguson TEA20 1948.



Discovery 2 4.0 ES 2001- Gone
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sputnixb51
 


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I found it easy doing it from the top, then @ 6ft + & having worked on Lightnings for 13 years I should. Thumbs Up
  
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DrewLR4
 


Member Since: 17 Jan 2018
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United Kingdom 2010 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 XS Auto Galway GreenDiscovery 4

Cheers guys.

So the screw driver and 36mm spanner and a hammer is not classed as propper fan tools Very Happy which is what i think i used when removing a viscous fan about 15 years ago on the origional disco.

The fan must have been of in April last year for timing belts that were replaced by previous owner? so it should not need to much coaxing?
  
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salmoner
 


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England 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 S Manual Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3

Flack did mine in 20 mins from the top Very Happy
  
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rrhool
 


Member Since: 28 Aug 2014
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You might just be lucky, and get the fan undone easily. Or, you might damage something with the hammer and screwdriver! Shocked
 Richard


D3 SE 2007. Triumph 2.5Pi 1973. Ferguson TEA20 1948.



Discovery 2 4.0 ES 2001- Gone
Discovery 1 300Tdi ES '95 - Gone
Range Rover Classic '79 - Gone 
 
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MadJax
 


Member Since: 30 May 2011
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Australia 2010 Discovery 4 TDV6 SE Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 4
If only it was so easy

I spent yesterday trying to get my alternator out.

Started from the top. But I lacked a 36m spanner. So watch some videos and restarted from the bottom. Not, the car is not on ramps...

Got the alternator loose, plug too hard to remove. So tracked down a 36m spanner and eventually got it off.

Now I had better access to the plug and removed it.

But still cannot get the alternator out as too many cooling pipes in the way. And steering bits block the bottom access.

So am about to start day two to see what more of the car I can pull apart to get the job done.

Would not be so bad if my defender's clutch slave cylinder failed 4 days after the alternator on my D4.

Confused
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motom
 


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Norway 

This is about as far as I got as well.

Anyone have some tips on how to get the radiator cowl off? Seems like there are way more hoses etc on the SDV6 vs TDV6 Sad
  
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