How to remove and replace an alternator


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Need to know how to remove and replace your alternator? Turns out this is definitely something you can do on your own. Why not save money, buy the part online and install it yourself. Our step by step guide takes you through how to remove the alternator and how to replace it.

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How to remove and replace an alternator

  1. 1. How To Remove and Replace an Alternator A step by step guide to help you remove and replace your alternator! source:
  2. 2. What is an Alternator? Source: The alternator supplies power to the vehicle’s electrical needs. Therefore, knowing how to remove and replace an alternator is very important for all of you do-it-yourselfers. Plus, the huge benefit of saving a bunch of money is always nice too.
  3. 3. Tools Needed • Serpentine Belt Tool • Socket • Ratchet • Replacement Alternator source:
  4. 4. Step 1: Unplug the Battery • For your personal safety, locate the battery and disconnect the battery cables. If you don’t do this you could end up grounding a live wire and this is not a problem you want. source:
  5. 5. Step 2: Locate The Alternator • Locate the alternator. You will need a serpentine belt tool to remove the belt off the pulley of the alternator. Do this carefully as you could damage the belt. source:
  6. 6. Step 3: Remove the bolts • There will be about 2-4 bolts depending on your make and model holding your alternator in place. You must remove these bolts with a socket and a ratchet. source:
  7. 7. Step 4: Installation • After the bolts are removed, pull out the alternator carefully. • There might be nuts remaining for any of the electrical connections, be sure to remove these by unplugging them. source:
  8. 8. Step 5: Buy Your New Alternator • Buy your new alternator from • Get started HERE source: Why Buy From Us? Guaranteed Exact Fit USA Based Customer Service Free Shipping Free One Year Warranty Guaranteed Low Price
  9. 9. Step 6: Replace Your Alternator • You will reverse the process to install your new alternator. First, plug in the nuts for the electrical connections. Re-insert the bolts you removed with the socket and ratchet to bolt the alternator back into place. Use the serpentine belt tool to carefully put the belt back on the alternator pulley. Re-connect the positive battery cable. source:
  10. 10. Step 7: Start Your Car • Start your car to make sure the new alternator is in fact charging. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to give our friendly customer service team a call: 1-800-241-3197
  11. 11. How To Remove and Replace an Alternator The End For more information on Alternators, please visit our repair alternators how- to section: If you need to purchase an auto part - Visit - Call 1-888-907-7225 - Or send an email to THANKS For more Auto How To Tips visit, source: