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    Default Alternator replacement

    Tools for job:
    10, 12, 14mm sockets/wrenches

    Difficulty level: 2

    Time for project: 1 hour


    Removal:
    1) Open hood
    2) Gaze a engine with disgust
    3) Disconnect battery!
    4) Remove coolant overflow line (ensure the engine is cold when doing this)


    5) Remove PS pump adjustment bolts
    6) Move PS pump to the side.
    7) Remove PS pump bracket (6 bolts total: 3 in triangle, 1 down and to the right and 2 on left side of bracket)



    8) Now there is another bracket to loosen, you cant remove it unless you you remove the waterpump pulley and thats just a pain, so loosen the two bolts off as much as you can until that bracket swings to the left.


    9) Go underneath car
    10) Remove power wires from alternator (clip and bolt)


    11) Remove nut from alternator, then push long swivel bolt out.


    12) Now push on alternator until it comes off bracket.
    13) Go back up top and try to wrangle alternator out.

    Install is just opposite of removal though when installing alternator make sure its totally bolted down with belt tension set before going on to PS pump.

    Install points to consider:
    A) Put swivel bolt through new alternator with the nut on the end.
    B) Seat alternator back on to lower swing bracket and push in as far as possible, it will be very tight so dont give up.
    C) Once its in as far as you can manage swivel alternator up and place the tension adjustment bolts in so that the alternator swings for up and down adjustment. If you push the alternator all the way down at this point the lower bracket will seat itself all the way in.


    D) Now carry on with PS bracket and pump installation and adjustment.
    Last edited by slow 2K2GT; 03-18-2006 at 09:08 AM.

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    Default Re: Alternator replacement

    Many Thanks... nice to have the voice of experience on this kind of thing

    And of course, it goes without saying that the battery is disconnected for this procedure.
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    Default Re: Alternator replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by slow 2K2GT
    I WILL TAKE PICS TODAY AND LABEL THEM TO BEST OF MY ABILITY FOR EASE OF UNDERSTANDING!


    Tools for job:
    10, 12, 14mm sockets/wrenches

    Difficulty level: 2

    Time for project: 1 hour


    Removal:
    -Open hood


    OMG......OBVIOUS...SORRY. I'm a n00b and I could have figured that one out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j0hnh0lmes
    OMG......OBVIOUS...SORRY. I'm a n00b and I could have figured that one out.
    I'm sure it was obvious to you.. BUT you might be surprised what some folks do.. I try not to be anymore
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    Default Re: Alternator replacement

    hope this works for everyone, if I didnt cover something feel free to let me know and I will add it, though I think this is about it.

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    Great DIY....

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    sweet man. many thanks
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    Good stuff. Would it be too much to ask for you to host the pics in your EXD gallery and place them in the list where they fit in? That way I can do a DIY page for it and not screw it up, haha. THANKS!
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    Default Re: Alternator replacement

    actually, you could get it from the bottom...a bit of a tight squeeze..but it works....

    I guess if you dont have acces sto a hoist, removing from thr top woul dbe the only and easiest way to do it.
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    Ok James hope that helped...Im sure if you had a stock manifold it could come out the bottom, but with the header in the way, actually there was still all kinds of room I just couldnt get the alternator out. So I figured this is the easiest way seeing as most can access everything under the hood easily enough.

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    Ok now I wont need another alternator for the same reason...I bought a new plastic guard for under the car...it was $7!

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    thats the protector for the oil filter, right?

    i need to buy me one of those, bought the car without it

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    yeah, well it does double to keep water and stuff out of the alternator also, yes buy it before you end up like I did!

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    Yeah I think I will do that next time I'm at the dealership (wait, i never go there!), i mean, if i ever come near I'll pick one up

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    Lol theres a difficulty level for DIY???

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTele02
    Lol theres a difficulty level for DIY???
    Sure why not!

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    You knows why I waited so long on this one.

    Do It Yourself.

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    Default Re: Alternator replacement

    I did mine from the bottom, just looten the belt off of the alternator, remove two screws holding the plastic "wall" between the alternator and the wheel well. Unplug and unbolt the alternator and remove through the wheel well.
    Looks good though.

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    Default Re: Alternator replacement

    anyone know where to get a Higher output altanator for an 06 gls

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    Default Re: Alternator replacement

    may i also suggest that you remove the right side fan when doing this. gives you plenty of extra space to work with and all it takes is to remove two screws and unclip the harness

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