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My alternator needs to be replaced, How hard is this task?

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Go to the autozone website at autozone,com and register your vehicle. It's free and you will have access to an online repair manual for your vehicle. The removal and installation steps for the alternator can be found there. ( I checked). Hope this helped and best wishes.

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