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Old 04-14-2008, 11:14 PM   #11
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OK!

Alternator is the easiest component change under the hood, bar none. As easy as a PCV valve, in most respects.
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hell i didn't disconnect no stinkin cables









I DO NOT RECOMMEND THAT
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I don't disconnect the battery, I just pull the connector housing over the terminal when I disconnect it from the alternator.
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Thanks for all the help I dont need to take the belt off since it already popped off while i was driving. But now the belt tensioner <---(spelling) broke it locked up and popped off my belt so since its off how to i take that off to so i can put a new one on?
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Sounds like you need this from me now... $20 shipped.

You just got into a much more complicated fix than just the alternator. You have you drain the coolant to swap the bracket in since coolant runs through it.

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Think about this. With no belt, your alternator is probably fine, and the root problem was no belt driving the alt.




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I sold him that alternator like a month ago. I doubt he is just attempting the swap now.
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Well do i need the whole thing or what? I've been pretty busy with tryin to graduate from high school, so yeah i was just gettin around to the swap. Before this ive been hearing alot of squealing from that area probly for a few months.
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spin the old alternator pulley by hand... does it squeal?

to replace the tensioner you need to replace the entire piece I pictured.
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P.*. my engine coolant was almost empty and it was fine a few days ago if that has anything to do with my problem
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