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Unless technology has advanced, from the days I remember seeing my father change an alternator was literally 2-3 bolts and at most 2 cables.

Perhaps the CRD's are a little different and more tight fit. But the Pentastars are just there, completely accessible in the bay with heaps of room to work with. Albeit tension the belt.
Yep, it's the CRD difference then. Tucked well down in the bowels of the engine, definitely more stuff to remove / refit for access. I've no doubt the 4 hrs also covers their smoko and lunch breaks though.
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Yes it does not look easy on the diesel. I would think it actually exits from underneath otherwise the high pressure fuel pump may need to be removed first.

It is also quite low not great for water crossings.

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I changed our diesels alternator when it failed in laramah nt, on the ground with basic hand tools, remove bash plates, drivers side inner wheel guard, engine belt, cables to alternator, 4 bolts holding alternator in then remove through bottom front.
A bit fiddly because of the tight spaces, but 3 hours remove and install, if a dealer needs 4 their F ing useless
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I changed our diesels alternator when it failed in laramah nt, on the ground with basic hand tools, remove bash plates, drivers side inner wheel guard, engine belt, cables to alternator, 4 bolts holding alternator in then remove through bottom front.
A bit fiddly because of the tight spaces, but 3 hours remove and install, if a dealer needs 4 there F ing useless
Perhaps its time taken for an apprentice.
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I've been feeling a bit ripped off even before I get to the dealer, so earlier today I phoned an independent GC specialist workshop I found online (apparently works only on WK GC's). He quoted 1-2 hours at 1/3rd the dealer price for fitting. It'll be done while I wait, which is great since he's across town. Sounds like the guy is an ex. Jeep dealer mechanic who's gone out on his own fairly recently. Seems to know what he's talking about and said that access is "a bit fiddly" on the CRD but no big deal. I can believe it would take 3 hrs for a DIY roadside job, but with a hoist and full gear, 1-2 hours sounds about right. So, I've booked in for next week.

He has a few reviews each rating 5 stars, but I'll report back for the benefit of Melbourne people when I've met the guy and the job's done.
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Well it's been two weeks and still no response from Rob Lawson (Resolutions Desk Officer @ Fiat Chrysler Australia) so I followed up today, fingers crossed:

Good afternoon Robert,

It's been two weeks since my enquiry with no response to date. Are you able to provide advice on what timeline I can anticipate a response to my enquiry dated 02 Feb 18?

Is there someone better positioned than yourself to provide a qualified response that I should be communicating with? Do you require any further information from me in order to provide a response?

Looking forward to hearing from you.

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Saw a facebook post today that one 2012 petrol went up in smokes, and fire brigade had to put it out. Alternator bug. The 2012's are rolling in like no tomorrow...
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I see the US 3.6 owners are finally getting their new alternators installed. Seems they have bigger diodes....
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