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'77 280SE Alternator Removal

Started by Luke1, 07 December 2011, 07:42 AM

Luke1

Can anyone provide steps on how to remove the alternator on the M110 280SE, thanks.  I don't want to remove anything if not needed.  US version

Thanks again

TJ 450

If you have A/C, I think you'll need to drop it out from below.

See if you have sufficient access to reach the 17mm bolts/nuts, including the adjuster, then simply undo them all, remove the wiring connector, place the belt aside and remove.

I don't think you need to remove anything else, but if in doubt check the service manual.

Tim
1976 450SEL 6.9 1432
1969 300SEL 6.3 1394
2003 ML500

Luke1

I do have AC, thanks.  Not sure if the service manual gives instructions (well, could not find it)on how to remove the alternator, but I will double check.

Luke

jbrasile

Luke 1,

You may also have to remove the smog pump to get the alt out. The whole thing is probably easier to do form below since you have the big York compressor in the way.

Tks,

Joe

Luke1

The smog pump is on the opposite side of the engine, I think I just need to concentrate on removing the compressor, thanks.