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Author Topic: Some small pieces fell out of my alternator - can anyone identify them?  (Read 3844 times)

slowman

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Hi - I had cause to remove my alternator from a 1983 T25 VW van because I need to fit a replacement mounting bracket. When I took the alternator off, something was rattling around inside it. I tipped it on its back and these pieces of a component fell out (see image). Can anyone identify it and tell me what the implications are for my alternator?

Thanks very much

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Re: Some small pieces fell out of my alternator - can anyone identify them?
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2009, 01:17:49 PM »
I'm not sure what those could be, the alternator in question appears to be a Bosch unit which I don't have much knowledge with. I will try to find a way to help you identify this component.

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Re: Some small pieces fell out of my alternator - can anyone identify them?
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2009, 01:33:29 PM »
Hi Drew

That's kind of you to reply, but don't worry I have it sorted - it was a rectifier diode and I have had the unit repaired now

Thanks again