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#1 Harold

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 04:15 PM

I read the alternator removal procedure in an online manual and it says the wheel, inner fender, exhaust pipe, and axle half-shaft have to be removed to get it out. I can't believe it's that complicated. Can someone post the 'real world' steps for replacing the alternator? Thanks!

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 06:12 PM

I read the alternator removal procedure in an online manual and it says the wheel, inner fender, exhaust pipe, and axle half-shaft have to be removed to get it out. I can't believe it's that complicated. Can someone post the 'real world' steps for replacing the alternator? Thanks!

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Wheel passenger front,wheel liner passenger front,you should be right there.Obviously supported on jack stands. :D

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 08:32 PM

Wheel passenger front,wheel liner passenger front,you should be right there.Obviously supported on jack stands. :D


Pull the wheel off, pull the splash guard, undo the tie rod and the alt will come out through there.

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 08:48 PM

Pull the wheel off, pull the splash guard, undo the tie rod and the alt will come out through there.

See thats why you have kids ,little hands can reach anywhere in an engine bay. :doh:

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 06:21 AM

...you only need to pop the passenger side steering side rod out of the knuckle. Be sure you use a lot of PB Blaster on the threaded part of the bolt that go into the alt bracket,and let it sit a fair time before you try to get the thru bolts out.

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 06:34 PM

Thanks to everyone for their help. Next time i have a day off with good weather, I'll see what I can do.

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 07:11 PM

While you have it out look closely for wire corrosion and repair / replace as needed.
You don't want to have to go in there twice. In an unheated garage. In the dead of winter...
Trust me on this one.

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 12:36 PM

While you have it out look closely for wire corrosion and repair / replace as needed.
You don't want to have to go in there twice. In an unheated garage. In the dead of winter...
Trust me on this one.

What is winter? LOL :g:

Some extremely good advice.

Edited by SVTDEMON, 28 January 2010 - 12:36 PM.


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Posted 28 January 2010 - 12:53 PM

Things to check if warning light comes on...

1)The fuses listed above.
2)All 'heavy' battery connections incl grounds.
3)Normal plug connections to alt.
4)Battery voltage with engine off and with it running..

It's basic stuff guys!!!

...and maybe the mega fuse..opps, almost forgot that!!