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I thought it was a simple case of a bad alternator. After replacing it didn't fix the problem I took a closer look and noticed that the alternators's fan is not even turning when the motor is running. I can turn the fan freely with a screw driver in either direction.

Doe's this mean I have to rip apart the whole drive train to get to the gears inside the intermediate housing?

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thank you.
 

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It's possible that the splines have stripped on the alternator drive. You can remove the alt. drive flange and inspect it's splines. If you are VERY lucky they will be stripped and the male splines in the engine will be fine. Otherwise you will most likely have to split the engine at the intermediate housing to repair. Is there much metal in the oil filter and oil? You might be looking at significant problems if there is.

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Answer: Alternator Drive Dog Stripped

Frank,

Thanks for the advice. You were right; the splines were stripped on the alternator drive dog.

Didn't see any metal flakes in the oil. I hope the filter got it all.

Thanks for the info... :clap:
 
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