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Location: Northport, NY
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Re: Electrical problem, alternator replacement, bracket upgrade, now exhaust coolant
I have had several after market high output alternators on my MD17D. It required matching the alignment and making custom brackets and new belts... bolts, nuts and washers of course. It took a while each time to get the geometry etc. correct. I use thru bolting not threaded mounts. No kits... I sketched the brackets and had the parts machined. I use Nappa belts.
Check your belt tension periodically.
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