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Old 12-04-2000, 12:22 PM
P.E.Haiges P.E.Haiges is offline
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The carbon brushes that transfer the current to the slip rings on the alternator should be 1/4 inch or longer.
Not replacing them will not damage the alternator, it just won't work. I drove from Alaska to PA with worn out brushes and never hurt the alternator on my 300SD.
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