W123 – Alternator Bracket

A lot of the jobs on this 123 are delayed by having to fix the previous owners bodges and damage.

A simple belt change was a pain in the …. as the previous mechanic had over tightened the alternator tensioner bracket.

This meant that the alternator had one position, which in this case, was over tight!

Alternator mounting bracket

Hmm Rather bent

After a bit of work with a hammer and a vice, I had it pretty straight:

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Cleaned up with a wire brush, and a couple of coats of satin blackĀ (as ed china loves):

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On the car and no more squeaking!


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