Well after a nice long nap in the garage I’ve decided to wake the swift up and start doing a little bit more with it. Finally got rid of the last jeep plaguing my existence, so the first order of business is to fix the swift enough that I can move it out of the garage, then I can cleanup the garage, pull the swift back in and start working on it again.
To get the swift moving on it’s own again I finally dug into the alternator situation, it’s been sitting exactly how I parked it after limping it home.
I knew the upper bracket was broken as I’ve had to replace that before but what I wasn’t expecting was that once I took the upper bracket off the alternator would just fall out of the car.
Looks like the two center bolts in the bracket backed out and are long gone, and the stud that goes into the oil pump is broken and missing the nut. Also the belt is destroyed…
So I’ve got the belt on order from rock auto.
I need to track down some new bolts for the bracket, I’m going to just leave the tab bolt in the oil pump alone for now since I’m not planning on driving it really just moving it around in my driveway. So hopefully that will happen soon here and I can get started on the more interesting stuff.
Admin of the Suzuki Swift Repository, as well as a GTi fanatic! Currently own a Red 89 GTi
and a Black 93 GT