[xj] XJ6 alternator location

“brian evanoff” <@brian_evanoff>

I recently purchased a 1982 Xj6 sedan and have finally began the search
throughout the engine bay. I had a hard time locating the alternator ( all
the cars that I have owned have been located right on top in plain view ),
but finally located it underneath of the AC compressor unit. I find this
location to be odd due to the fact that the alternator is very close to the
underside of the engine bay and in harms way of water from rain, and the
like.

Has anyone had any experience with this being a problem in their Xj6 ( I
dont know if the year of car changes the location…mine is an 82 ). What
is the market price for a replacement alternator?

Thanks in advance,

Brian Evanoff
Kent, WA USA
@brian_evanoff
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“DOUGLAS DWYER” <@Doug_Dwyer>

Brian,
Good point about alternator location although some recent postings seem to
indicate that engine oil build up seems to be a greater problem than
rainwater, dirt, etc. My 87 has which appears to be the original alternator
and it still works ok. Some guys have removed the A.I.R. pump and switched
the alternator to that location. Info in the archives I imagine.

I think rebuilt alternators go for about $175 from most of the usual
suppliers. There’s a slew of them on the net. Launch a probe into the matter
!

Are you going the All British Field Meet in Bellevue this July ?

Doug Dwyer
Longview, Washington USA

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I had a hard time locating the alternator > but finally located it
underneath of the AC compressor unit. I find this
location to be odd due to the fact that the alternator is very close to
the----- Original Message -----
From: brian evanoff briane@nwlink.com
underside of the engine bay and in harms way of water from rain, and the
like.

Has anyone had any experience with this being a problem in their Xj6 ( I
dont know if the year of car changes the location…mine is an 82 ). What
is the market price for a replacement alternator?

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