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Old 04-12-2014, 11:16 PM   #91
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How did you guys remove the quest pulley? I dont have an impact gun and im going no where with a pipe wrench and a breaker bar
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Old 06-20-2014, 12:54 AM   #92
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Ok, some more info for you all.

I did the 110 alt swap on my 94 Pathfinder with the VG30, I did not have to drill out the mounting holes, i removed the pulley, than took the bolts out that hold the alternator halves together, I ground down the lip on the front of the housing, installed the "V" groove pulley, lock washer and nut. The write up I read said to modify the stock alt bracket but I did mine a different way.

When I bought my alternator from the junkyard out of a Mercury Villager, I grabbed the bracket too, I chose a OEM Nissan Alternator, I did not want a reman unit.

I cut part of the Villager bracket, drilled a hole in one end and used it to bolt between the lower mounting point on the alternator and made it line up to where the bolt goes through the stock bracket.

I have pics below, the plugs were the same but I did need a longer belt.





More info ( tried to get the columns to line up but they wouldn't !)

car from year amps pulley plug clock rotation
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MAXIMA 95-97 125 6G 306 1:30

I30 96-97 125 6G 306 1:30

ALTIMA 98-01 100 6G 300 11:45

QUEST 93-98 110 6G 300 11:45
VILLAGER SAME AS QUEST

PATHFINDER 95 70 V1 300 4:00

You should also upgrade the charging wire from the alternator to the battery, no need to eliminate the stock wire as the current will take the path of least resistance, As someone already said, at least a 4 gauge wire would be good. This is what I was told when I ordered the custom alternator way back for my hardbody, got it from Wrangler Power Products, it was a 160 amp large GM case with a wiring adapter that ran to an external regulator, and I had them build it with dual outputs so I could run two batteries without an isolator.

And to clarify something previously mentioned, the alternator plugs may be the same but as you can see from my chart above, some models use a different plug number, the plugs are the same but on some the wires in the plug are reversed.

I put a 110 amp alternator out of a Maxima in my 90 sentra and I had to reverse the wires.

these are how some of the plugs are wired:

terminal:
(my sentra)
S - white - to batt.
L - white/red - to charge light

Maxima:
S - yellow/blue - to batt,
L - white/red - to charge light
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Old 09-28-2014, 11:11 PM   #93
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is the alternator in the picture above on the right hand side of the engine? i have a 96 nissan hb and im trying to add a second high output alternator where my old ac compressor use to be and this pic above looks like its in the same location where my compressor was. Also does anyone here know if it matters which high output alternator i get there are alot on ebay i know im getting one with a built in regulator and im just gonna run off the output post to my other alternator but does the model matter since its going in a custom spot?
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in my pic above, which was a VG30 in my former 94 pathfinder, the alternator is on the drivers side.

pictures were taken from below.
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Old 02-14-2015, 09:43 PM   #95
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Ok maybe I missed it somewhere but I've followed the instructions on this swap and I got to the adjustable top bracket and it seems to be about a 1/2" to tall for the alternator bolt hole. What do I do from here? Also looking at how close the oil filter is to the new alternator there doesn't look like much room to get to it with the quest alternator. Is anyone having these issues ?
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Okay I'm going to get my alternator from O'Reilly auto parts tonight. The 95 quest alternator they carry is only 110 amps. So I ordered the 2002 quest alternator that is 125 amps. Has anyone else used the 2002? My truck is a 95 hardbody, thanks.
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Got the 2002 alternator. It should work the same. I'll let y'all know how it goes.
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Alright fellas so i didn't see anyone document the process for those of us with alternators that are clocked at 6 and 12 oclock. After 8 hours of modifying the quest alternator and the upper alternator mount i have successfully installed mine.

I do not have pictures of the process as i was very busy running under the truck and into town for parts.

The biggest difference to layingframe's explanation is you will need to modify the upper alternator bracket in order for the upper bolt hole on the quest alternator to line up. i did this by elongating the hole in the mounting bracket(where it connects to the block) which allows you to lower the bracket to line up the alignment slot and the threaded hole.

the second thing i had to do was custom make 2 5/8" washers to mount between the alternator bearing and the v belt pulley. This was due to the pulley not being long enough on the back side to engage the bearing and allow the alternator to spin. I could not find any washers locally so i ground out some to fit around the alternator shaft.

You will still need to get a longer belt.
You still need to grind the BACK of the FRONT lower mount and use washers as needed to tighten the alternator on the bottom.
You will still need to drill out the lower mounting holes to 3/8".

With all this said, it took me about 8 hours start to finish including 3 trips to the hardware stores. If i had everything i needed from the start i think you could accomplish this in about 3 hours.

Last thoughts, if your truck has A/C don't bother trying to install the quest alt through the fenderwell, it's just too big. Save yourself the headache and just remove the fan and shroud and install from above.

Please feel free to ask questions and if pics are needed i will try to accomidate.

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Old 11-13-2015, 03:51 PM   #99
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Just a quick question about higher output alternators. Would a H.O. alt be of any benefit on a pretty much stock truck? My 97 may or may not end up with having a small (200w or so) stereo amp but I am going to be adding power windows & locks. Would like to do this mod if it would be of benefit over just having the factory hardbody alternator.
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Up to you. I would, or I should say I am in the process of. Also do the big 3 upgrade. You don't necessarily have to do the quest upgrade unless you want. I am purchasing a Mean Green 180 AMP alt.

When I got to figuring it out, with the bolt pattern being different and having to do a bunch of mods, not to mention a different belt, I decided against it.

It will be more costly, but I have a brand new alt plus same size belt with no crazy modifications to the mounting hardware.
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