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2008 land rover alternator

Can I get a couple step by step instructions to get access to remove the alternator? I have the dreaded coolant leak. That is a different issue to be resolved. But my alternator is pooched! But can someone please direct me how to get to the alternator. I have the alternator, and want to get moving, but I don't want to tear into this just by ripping everything out that I "think" needs removed. I assume I have to remove the air plenum, but that is where I need some guidance. What all do I have to remove, loosen, etc to get the intake out of the way. And which gaskets etc am I going to need for this replacement. Thanks in advance, Much appreciated if anyone can assist. -Stephanie

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    Steph Myers Dec 30, 2013

    BTW Model is LR2 HSE EFI DOHC 6cyl 3.2 L

  • Brad Brown Dec 30, 2013

    In basic terms, visualize the alternator and see if it has its own belt. If it does then you have to remove the other belts that may be in front of that one. IF it is all on one belt called a serpentine belt then it is easier to do. The serpentine belt has a tensioner on it that you move to release the tension and then pull the belt off. Moving it does not mean that you have to unscrew anything. They are held in position with a spring. There is either a hole or you use the nut on the pulley of the tensionser to lever it back and release the tension. Then when you pull the belt off, you release the tensioner. If that is the only belt then the next thing is to locate the bolts that hold the alternator onto the engine. Take those out and take the wires off and remove the alternator. The process is the same if you have a seperate belt for the alternator. You have to remove the serpentine belt and then there are seperate tension bolts that hold the alternator tight. You loosen those and remove that belt and then take out the pivot bolt that holds the alternator in.

  • Brad Brown Dec 30, 2013

    see if anything is listed on youtube for that.



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Go to autozone dot com and make a free account, put in the year and make and model and look for the free repair guides.

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SOURCE: how to replace a intake plenum gasket

you must remember that the gaskets you are talking about are compression gaskets both services need to be perfect

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SOURCE: Need to remove the alternator

Remove windshield wiper blades (mark the arm and stud to put back exact). The next two steps you might have to lower/raise the hood. Remove cover just below the windshield(each end has a phillips screw turn 90 degrees so arrow points toward center of van). Remove the 4 metal braces. Remove windshield wiper motor/linkage assembly(the whole tray comes out). Remove drive belt. Disconnect negative side of the battery. Remove alternator horizontal mounting bracket. Loosen vertical bracket bolts to get to electrical connectors. Finish removing bolts and alternator.

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