Question about 2006 Chevrolet Equinox
The best idea would be to get the Haynes manual for the 05 equinox. The engines are the same..
There is an order to remove things, but it shouldn't take more than 4-5 hours for a beginner.
Basically, what you'll do is:
Disconnect the battery
Remove tension on the serpentine belt,
Unbolt the alternator
Unhook the wiring harness
Replace the new alternator
hook up the harness
tighten the alternator
Apply tension on the belt
Reconnect the battery
of course theres a few more steps involved, but just pick up the book. Its pretty simple:
Tools wise, youll need a rachet and sockets, a torque wrench (which i didn't end up using), good light, and some patience.
Posted on Feb 11, 2009
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Turn off the engine and place the transmission in park (automatic) or first gear (manual). Engage the parking brake and open the hood. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery terminal using the battery terminal wrench.
Remove the serpentine belt by inserting the end of the serpentine belt tool into the square hole on the belt tensioner and rotating the removal tool clockwise. Unplug the alternator's electrical connector. Remove the bolt holding the positive voltage cable to the alternator using a 3/8-inch ratchet and a metric socket. Remove the positive voltage cable from the alternator.
Remove the alternator bracket bolts using a metric socket connected to a 3/8-inch ratchet. Remove the alternator from the car. Place the new alternator in the mounting brackets and reinstall the mounting bolts using a 3/8-inch ratchet connected to a metric socket.
Reinstall the positive voltage cable on the alternator and tighten the retaining nut using a 3/8-inch ratchet and a metric socket. Plug in the alternator's electrical connector. Compress the serpentine belt tensioner using the serpentine belt tool. Reinstall the serpentine belt according to the belt-routing diagram located under the hood.
Reconnect the negative cable to the battery using the battery terminal wrench. Start the engine and verify that the alternator works.
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