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Hybrid vehicle motor alignment

United States Patent

July 3, 2001
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A rotor of an electric motor for a motor vehicle is aligned to an axis of rotation for a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine having an internal combustion engine and an electric motor. A locator is provided on the crankshaft, a piloting tool is located radially by the first locator to the crankshaft. A stator of the electric motor is aligned to a second locator provided on the piloting tool. The stator is secured to the engine block. The rotor is aligned to the crankshaft and secured thereto.
Levin; Michael Benjamin (Ann Arbor, MI)
Ford Global Technologies, Inc. (Dearborn, MI)
09/ 261,400
March 3, 1999
The U.S. Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. ZCB-4-13032-02 awarded by the Department of Energy.