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Labor 150 used alternator 50 new alternator 120

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How do you change the alternator

Replacing the alternator requires a few tools such as a set of wrenches. I suspect you don't have the skills to do it yourself although you would learn a bunch by watching it done. Probably cost about $200. Get a quote from a reputable mechanic.

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I have a 2007 Mazda 3 I changed my alternator and my battery but the battery light still on.What could be the problem.

check for a blown fuse if all is good its a good chance the alternator you got is bad out of the box. ive seen this quite a bit especially with reman units. the quality control department doesent seem as good compared to new units.

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Please scuse me for my english I ' ve a mazda 3 2004 I buy it in italy and I changed in garantie last year the alternator but now it 's fall again. do you know if there are any specific problem for this...

Try to get a new alternator with the highest wattage you can find.
look for a bad ground cable also.
you can test a alternator with the engine running and touching the center shaft of the pulley with a screw driver.
You must be careful because the engine is running,if the screwdriver is magnetized and attracted to the shaft center the alternator is probably fine

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My 2006 Mazda 3 is getting close to 100,000 miles and I was wondering what surprises in repairs do I have in store?

It depends on the Maintance records.
Could need a timing belt
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I have a Mazda MPV 2000. Apparently the alternator is bad and the mechanic is going to charge me $581.00. How hard is it to replace. In looking at it, it looks like it may be really hard to get at.

I have a 1996 Mazda Protege. 3 years ago the alternator seized up
and what a job that was! The cost of a rebuilt alternator was a bit
over $200.00. The spaces are so damn tight it took me over 2 hours to get the old one out and 1 and 1/2 hours to get the new one in. And this was working with the car on ramps. I miss the old days when I could change the belt and alternator on 75 Chevy
Impala in 15 or 20 minutes!

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Replacing 2 belts on a 2000 Mazda Protege

I recommend that you go to any Auto Parts store and by a repair user manual for your 2000 Mazda Protege.  They have pictures and arrows and stuff that you will need to do the whole job.  The non-Mazda version will cost approximately $15.00.
Because of the tensioner that may come off when while you are doing these belt changes, it is too complicated to talk you through this.
But with the manual, I am confident you can change them.

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Changing the alternator

they are very easy to do... just 3 bolts hold it in place. There is a guide on anfd one on as well.

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Mazda Mpv 2000 I also have the same problem, the alternater is testing good- 14.12Amp, so what is the problem the battery light will not go off.

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Replace alternator

I have a 2001 Mazda Tribute. To change the alternator; the factory procedure at the dealership says to drop the sub-frame from under the front of the vehicle. Then everything is accessable. The tech at the dealership told me how they do it: (Its not easy!!) 1. Remove the right front tire 2. Remove dust pan from right front 3. Remove the brake caliper and caliper bracket 4. Remove the 2 bolts from the half shaft support bracket 5. Remove the half shaft axle assembly 6. Remove the serpentine belt 7. Remove the 3 bolts holding the alternator in place 8. Remove the 3 bolts holding the alternator mounting bracket 9. Remove the alternator mounting bracket 10. Remove the electrical connection on the alternator 11. Remove the alternator by turning the alternator until it will come out of the opening 12. Repeat process in reverse for installation. I did this twice in two weeks because of a bad alternator. The studs that are spot welded on the half shaft bracket will try to keep you from being able to remove the alternator. The left stud on the bracket popped out, when we were removing the alternator and it seemed to make it easier to get the alternator out. I just put a lock washer on the back side of the stud when I mounted the half shaft and it worked fine. Good luck

May 15, 2008 | 2002 Mazda Tribute

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