How hard is it to change alternator and thermostat on a 2007 Saturn Aura
Those are both hardy parts that should last close to 100,000 miles, but if you need to replace them it's not real difficult, especially since there's plenty of room under the hood. The alternator is a matter of 3 or 4 bolts. Remove the plug-in wire harness from the alternator, loosen the adjuster bolt to take tension off the belt, then remove the mounting bolts and pull the alternator. Reverse the steps for the install. For the thermostat, follow the upper radiator hose to the point where it enters the engine. The hose is connected to a metal housing that's bolted to the engine. Unbolt the housing from the engine to expose the thermostat. Lift the thermostat out, remove all traces of gasket from the housing and engine, then install the new thermostat and gasket.
Dec 29, 2009 |
2007 Saturn Aura XR Sedan