Alternator oil seal?


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Alternator oil seal?

Post by offcenter » Tue May 22, 2018 8:09 am



I pulled the alternator from my '99 to replace the oil seal that is in the end of
the alternator itself.
My question is:
Should there be oil in the chamber where the rubber cush drive pads are
located? Or is there another oil seal in the back of the engine to
keep this area dry? Mine is very wet with oil in there.
Thanks guys.


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Re: Alternator oil seal?

Post by MikeB » Tue May 22, 2018 11:20 am

Yes, that is how it is supposed to be.
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Re: Alternator oil seal?

Post by offcenter » Tue May 22, 2018 12:35 pm

Ok, thanks MikeB.
Kinda what I figured, but I wanted to see if anyone
knew something that I didn't.
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Re: Alternator oil seal?

Post by Fuzzyswing » Tue May 22, 2018 10:17 pm

I have a1988 gl1500 it too has oil between engine and alternator.
However I'm unable to stop mine from leaking a small amount of oil.
I've replaced the oring with oem
Still leaking. Any idea what to do?

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Re: Alternator oil seal?

Post by MikeB » Tue May 22, 2018 10:26 pm

Is it leaking around or through the alternator?

The large O-Ring is for the circumference around the alternator and the oil seal on the alternator shaft is to keep the oil from going past the shaft into the alternator.
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Re: Alternator oil seal?

Post by Fuzzyswing » Tue May 22, 2018 10:33 pm

It is leaking from the large oring
Only between engine and alternator

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Re: Alternator oil seal?

Post by MikeB » Tue May 22, 2018 10:40 pm

If you used the OEM o-ring on the OEM alternator, I do not have any idea what you can do to stop it from leaking.
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Re: Alternator oil seal?

Post by Bluewaterhooker0 » Tue May 22, 2018 11:48 pm

If you have an aftermarket alternator, most likely of Chinese origin, inconsistencies in the diameter of the alternator would be suspect.

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Re: Alternator oil seal?

Post by Fuzzyswing » Wed May 23, 2018 5:30 am

Yes it is a after market alternator
I will pull it and Mike the oem and compare it to the leaking one
Thank you. Ride safe!!!!



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