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  • August 22, 2019, 03:51:17 AM

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Author Topic: Is alternator clock position important?  (Read 72 times)

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Offline johnbendik

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Is alternator clock position important?
« on: July 14, 2019, 03:24:08 PM »
I am considering this alternator as an upgrade to my current soon-to-fail one: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=New+Alternator+Delco+12SI+94+AMP+12+Volt+V+Drive+Pulley+CW+For+AMC+GM+CLARK+HYSTER+1983-1990&ref=nb_sb_noss.  It has its connectors in the 12 o'clock position, as opposed to my current alternator's 9 o'clock position.

I have read various advice to always match the 'clock position' of an replacement alternator's connections to the existing one, but I don't see why this would be important on the Eagle.  There's plenty of room and plenty of slack in the wires. 

Am I missing something?  Anyone ever had a problem installing a 12 o'clock alternator in their Eagle?

Thanks,
JB
1984 Eagle Sportwagon
258 - 6 cyl
5-speed !

Offline mudkicker715

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Re: Is alternator clock position important?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2019, 03:42:18 PM »
I have reclocked an original eavle alternator to be more user friendly to access the connections.



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