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Old December 14th, 2013, 12:12 AM
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I just broke down on 71 north near Columbus en route to warren Ohio. Lost my wipers ten later my lights -pulled onto the shoulder and the my 110 died. Alternator? Is there anyone around that I can take my defender to once the tow truck arrives?
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Old December 14th, 2013, 12:16 AM
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Access to a tow truck or trailer?: No
Access to repair facilities?: No
Spare parts available?: Yes
Can you provide overnight accommodations? : No

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Old December 14th, 2013, 12:21 AM
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Thanks Bill ill call them up in the morning.
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Old December 14th, 2013, 12:32 AM
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Old December 14th, 2013, 12:33 AM
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Sounds like alternator. A voltage check will reveal if the motor was running off the battery.

A battery swap could at least limp you to a better location to work on the truck.
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Old December 14th, 2013, 01:53 AM
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The live feed came off the alternator because the nut fell off. Does anyone know what size it'd be? I'm in a hotel for the night and will go to a parts store in the am. Thanks all.
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Old December 14th, 2013, 02:11 AM
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Not sure, but you could find one on the truck to fit I am sure.
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Rob a nut from a non critical location on the truck.
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Old December 14th, 2013, 09:01 AM
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Or go to sleep and wake up and do it.... - unlike some folks on here!!! SLEEP
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Old December 14th, 2013, 09:35 AM
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6mm X 1.0 or 1,25 depending on the unit.
Dennis had good advice... pull a nut of some BS fitting, tighten with a 10mm whench or socket, get a jump, an GO!
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Old December 14th, 2013, 09:35 PM
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Or go to sleep and wake up and do it.... - unlike some folks on here!!! SLEEP
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Exactly what I did haha. 2 am on the side of a highway in snow with no lights is not a safe place to search your engine compartment for hardware. Swapped the nut and got home fine...relatively fine but made it from western Ohio to Maryland with no heat or indicators but ran pretty well! Thanks all
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Old December 14th, 2013, 10:37 PM
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When this happened to me it was because the stud on the alternator had corroded so much that you couldn't thread a nut onto it. Of course this happened when I was driving through the mountains at night in 10* weather. I ended up using some JB weld on a new nut to hold it in place. It held up until the alternator eventually failed, then I put in a Disco alternator.
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When this happened to me it was because the stud on the alternator had corroded so much that you couldn't thread a nut onto it. Of course this happened when I was driving through the mountains at night in 10* weather. I ended up using some JB weld on a new nut to hold it in place. It held up until the alternator eventually failed, then I put in a Disco alternator.
Of course, why would it happen in a garage or a comfortable environment with tools and parts? Is the disco alternator a fairly simple swap? Since mines original I'm thinking of replacing it.
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Old December 15th, 2013, 10:24 AM
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Of course, why would it happen in a garage or a comfortable environment with tools and parts? Is the disco alternator a fairly simple swap? Since mines original I'm thinking of replacing it.
I was told that it would bolt up if I cut one of the ears off, but it also involved a lot of grinding on the alternator bracket. I wouldn't suggest going this route. I only did because I had already bought the alternator and needed to use my Defender.
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