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Alternator how do you change it what tools and how long

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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.

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