Alternator rebuild question...

gerard gerard at
Tue Apr 23 22:44:41 EDT 2002


I asked this in the post about cleaning up the alternator internals, but
I think some might have skipped it.

The Haynes manual says I have to install the front bearing onto the
rotor using a tube pressing on the outer race of the bearing. The slip
ring end bearing is pushed on using a tube on the inner race of the

Why the outer race for the front one? I thought bearings get damaged
like that or does it not make a difference for single-row ball bearings?


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