Having problems with your 1992 Geo Prizm ?
The alternator for a '92 prizm is just a little too wide on the bottom where it attaches to the frame of the car
It is suposed to be a tight fit so that it lines up properly to the pulley. You may have to give it a smack with your hand and get it into place on the bracket. You may also have to bend the outer flange ever so little to help ease it into place. BE CAREFUL if you do because too much bending can break it. A little patience will get it back together. Hope this helps.
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The alternator for a '92 prizm is just a little too wide on the bottom where it attaches to the frame of the car
It is suposed to be a tight fit so that it lines up properly to the pulley. You may have to give it a smack with your hand and get it into place on the bracket. You may also have to bend the outer flange ever so little to help ease it into place. BE ... 1992 Geo Prizm
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