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TO GET THE ALTERNATOR OUT AND PUT IT BACK ON.

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Your question is ,can you do it yourself?? Why are you changing it???

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How to ck. & change alternator


before you test the alternator, you should make sure your battery is good and fully charged. auto zone, advance, oreilly, will test both the battery and alternator for free... but if you have a voltmeter... with the car off check the voltage in the battery.. should be around 12.25 to 12.50. Have someone crank the car and watch the voltmeter... when cranking if the battery drops much below 11 volts.. the battery should def be charged and tested.
if the car cranks.. take your voltmeter and hold to the battery.. while running the alternator should be putting out around 13.3 to 14.0 volts.. if you turn the headlights on and it drops below 13 or it isn't putting out at least 13 when running, alternator is most likely bad. disconnect your battery... Negative Cable First Always!! when you do this...when you loosen the positive cable is you slip and hit metal.. it wont ark and possibly fry some electronics...when you hook the battery back up... Positive Cable First Always..same reason..
majority of newer vehicles will just have one belt...serpentine drive belt.. find the tensioner pulley and insert tool and push tensioner back and remove serpentine belt... if you don't work on cars often... take a picture of how the belt was run for when you go to put it back on..trust me take a picture unless you do these repairs often. most alternators will have two bolts one on top and one on the bottom... and have a wire connection with an electrical plug and usually a small 10mm or 8mm nut holding wire on the back of alternator... remove wires... remove alternator bolts.. replace in reverse order.. when putting belt back on you need to push tensioner pulley back. Hook your battery back up POSITIVE FIRST ALWAYS! crank and check with your voltmeter... or go have a free test at a local auto parts store!

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1998 Isuzu trooper 3.5 alternator replace


step one remove battery neg lug .
the above video (of book?) is wrong.
the belt tension-ing step was skipped.

remove belt steps remove alt. wiring. remove alternator (bolts) it falls free. replace it , reverse steps above belt back tension belt. battery cable back. test run. charge/BAT lamp off?
see wrench below, turn it CW.
this releases the spring tension and belt comes off
to put back, do same and put on belt and release wrench.

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Oct 05, 2014 | Isuzu Trooper Cars & Trucks

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How do I change a alternador in my 1999 plymoth Breeze 2.0


1 remove battery cables from battery 2 disconnect wires from alternator 3 loosen belt with the belt tensioner it will probly take a 3/8 drive ratchet to loosen the tensioner by putting the end that normaly goes into socket into a square hole in tensioner( just move tensioner far enough to slip belt off alternator pully) 4 remove bolts from alternator 5 put new alternator in place and put bolts in 6 put belt back over pulley 7 plug wires back on alternator 8 reconnect battery

Oct 01, 2011 | 1999 Plymouth Breeze

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Replace alternator


UNHOOK GROUND WIRE FROM BATTERY! UNBOLT THE WIRES FROM THE BACK OF ALTERNATOR! THEN THERE SHOULD BE A TOP, AND BOTTOM BOLT TO THE ALTERNATOR! REMOVE THE TOP ONE, AND PUSH ALTERNATOR TO LOOSEN BELT! REMOVE BELT, AND UNBOLT BOTTOM! WATCH FOR A SHIM, AS YOU REMOVE THE OLD ALTERNATOR! IT WILL BE AT THE BOTTOM BOLT! SOME HAVE IT, AND SOME DON'T! ONCE IT IS OUT, PUT THE NEW ONE IN, THE BOTTOM BOLT WILL GO IN FIRST, AND TIGHTEN IT DOWN! THEN PUT THE WIRES ON THE BACK, AND TIGHTEN THEM DOWN! PLACE THE BELT BACK ON THE PULLEY, AND THEN YOUR READY TO PUT THE TOP BOLT IN, AND TIGHTEN THE BELT, THEN TIGHTEN THE BOLT! AND FINALLY HOOK THE BATTERY BACK UP, START THE CAR, AND CHECK TO MAKE SURE IT'S CHARGING! YOU'RE DONE!

Feb 27, 2011 | 1996 Pontiac Grand Am

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Alternator wont stay charged.


Replace the large wire on the back of the alternator,with a new one,it comes off the back to the positive side of the battery,leave the old one on the alternator.

Feb 08, 2010 | Pontiac Trans Sport Cars & Trucks

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98 dodge caravan alternator how to change


remove the negative battery cable from the battery. loosen the serpentine belt by using an open-end box wrench and pull the tension pulley back (it's spring loaded, so be careful) by the bolt, remove the belt from the alternator and the tension pulley, then slowly let the tension pulley loose. remove the nuts holding the wires on to the alternator. remove the bolts from the alternator mount, and remove the alternator. put the new one on and hand tighten all of the bolts. then tighten them down with a wrench. put the belt back on the alternator pulley and make sure it's on all of the other pulleys and wheels except the tension. use the wrench again and pull the pulley towards you with your right hand and put the belt under the pulley with your left, and let the pulley go back. reconnect the wires to the alternator and then the battery. **warning** make sure that the battery is fully charged before you start the car with the new alternator, or you'll cause "alternator death" and void your warranty.

Dec 13, 2009 | 1996 Dodge Caravan

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Alternator not charging battery but alternator is good wheni turn the car on with nothen on it put 4 amps back in the battery as soon as i turn the light and radio on it only puts a half of a amp back in i...


YOU MIGHT HAVE A DEFECTIVE ALTERNATOR WHAT I WOULD DO IS BRING IT BACK AND HAVE THEM TEST IT. CHANCES ARE THAT IS WHAT HAPPENED, I'VE HAD IT HAPPEN TO ME ALOT. GIVE THAT A TRY GOOD LUCK.

Nov 28, 2009 | 1987 Ford Tempo

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Alternator Replacement Procedures


disconnect the battter cable.
find your tensinor and release the belt,
unplug the plug from the back of the alternator,
take the nut off the back and remove the second wire,
take off the 2 bolts that hold on the alternator,

now install the new one.
put the bolts back in,
plug the plug back in and connect the wire,
put the belt back on,
reconnect the battery.

Aug 07, 2008 | Ford Contour Cars & Trucks

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Alternator


Answer Use a large wrench to take tension off of your serpentine belt and remove the belt from the alternator, (just the alternator). Disconnect the wires. Remove the bolts then the alternator. Put new alternator in place using old bolts. Replace wires (may only be one wire, depending on the alternator). Get your large wrench back out, put the belt back on the alternator, and your good to go. this should do it.

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