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I would rate this a 5 in difficulty. If you have a metric socket set, basic hand tools and a supertine belt tool it's fairly easy repair. You can rent a surpentine belt tool at Autozone.
Disconnect the battery
remove the cowling
remove the supertine belt from the altenator pully
disconnect the red wire on the back of the altenator
disconnect the harness plug from the altenator
remove the bolts holding the altenator to the mounting brackets.
Reverse the process with the new altenator and it it's done.
Make sure your battery is charged before you start the engine a low battery can cause damage to your new altenator.
Go to autozone.com and register. It is free, and after you do it, they ask you about your cars. Once you enter a vehicle into your "garage", you get to access an online repair manual for free. You can view diagrams and even print articles. They are not the most complete manuals i have ever seen (go with Haynes for that), but they are very good and completely free of charge. You are unlikely to get a better manual for free!
Disconnect neg battery cable, then unplug wire harness on altenator. Then remove bolts to remove. When putting back on, put altenator on first, then belt. There will be a tensioner pulley that you can pry down or pull up with breaker bar and socket to get belt back on. Try to keep belt in place as much as possible with altenator out so you won't loose track of the routing.
You can go to autozone.com and register for full free online repair manual with everything you could need for this car.
I very doubt you going to get a complete download of repair manuel to repair your car due to copy right issue. certain repair work you can get, not a complete repair manuel. You will be doing lots of printing, lots of inks and papers. the best thing to do is go down to local auto parts store and get haynes for 20.00 buck or get it on ebay.
Disconnect the battery first and formost. Then disconnect the electrical plug on the old alternator. Take off the serpentine belt. Unbolt the old alternator off the engine. Bolt new Alternator on engine Re-install serpentine belt re-connect the electrical plug. Reconnect battery. All Done.
installing an altenator is not really difficult. here is a suggestion though. for 20 dollars you can go to Napa or Oreillys and get a repair manual that shows you step by step on how to remove and install the altenator it has diagrams also. this manual will aslo show how to do your own repairs on other things like tune ups replacing belts electrical problem fixes , and etc. this wilol save you shop labor that is pretty expensive these days. in the future if you have more complex problems that the book won't cover i or others will be free to answer any questions you have. hope this helps you good luck. please rate this solution...thanks