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Old February 24th, 2006, 14:28
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Alternator Relocation

i searched but came up with few results and no answers as to whether or not anyone has ever relocated their alternator. I was thinkin of ditching the A/C since i dont really care about it, and moutning it there and then just measuring and getting a shorter belt. A custom bracket would be in line as well. The reason i ask this is because i just killed mine, and i def dont want to have to buy another one. Thanks

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Old February 27th, 2006, 10:54
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Re: Alternator Relocation

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i searched but came up with few results and no answers as to whether or not anyone has ever relocated their alternator. I was thinkin of ditching the A/C since i dont really care about it, and moutning it there and then just measuring and getting a shorter belt. A custom bracket would be in line as well. The reason i ask this is because i just killed mine, and i def dont want to have to buy another one. Thanks

scott
I believe the newer XJ and/or WJ's has the altenator up by the battery and the a/c compressor below the power steering pump. Something like that. So maybe get the bracket for that and see if it will bolt up? Just a thought.
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Old February 27th, 2006, 11:08
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Re: Alternator Relocation

As I recall, you can get an alternator mounting bracket for the 2.46L MJ, and use that in place of the A/C bracket. You'll have to finagle the belt routing to make it work, so be ready for a little work.

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Old February 27th, 2006, 17:46
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Re: Alternator Relocation

I have relocated the alternator on my Comanche to the location of the A/c
I took the alternator bracket of a 1990 2.5 engine and that bracket fits right on the 4.L Without any modifacation, now you will need to use the 4cy alternator (or the front alternator housing) due to clock position of the mounting ear.
Now I used the 4cy water pump pulley also and I donít run the mechanical fan or its bracket. I run duel electric factory fans. Use the 4cy belt and I did have to trim about a 1/4 inch from the aluminum idle pulley mounting boss. All in all itís very simple and I have run that setup for a year now with no issues.
That is a simple way to relocate with factory parts. And its looks factory because it could have been if Jeep had decided so,

If you need pics let me know, and if you have questions send em

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Old February 27th, 2006, 19:55
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Re: Alternator Relocation

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I believe the newer XJ and/or WJ's has the altenator up by the battery and the a/c compressor below the power steering pump. Something like that. So maybe get the bracket for that and see if it will bolt up? Just a thought.
No they don't. Alternator is still in the same place. Major flaw on jeeps part. Ive killed two alternators going through water because of it.
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