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Old 05-15-2012, 07:41 PM   #1
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About to replace an alternator. Any tips?

So I know the basic idea of it.
1. Loosen the belt
2. Remove negative lead off battery
3. Take connectors off alternator
4. Remove bolts
5. Place alternator in place
6. Tighten bolts (tq specs?)
7. Put connectors on
8. Put negative lead back on
9. Tighten belt (how tight?)

I just need a few things. How do you tighten and loosen the belt tensioner, how tight do I tighten each bolt, and are there any tips you can give me about this? I've never replaced an alternator before. Thanks!

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Old 05-15-2012, 08:02 PM   #2
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1. Detach the cable from the negative terminal of the battery.

2. Unplug the electrical connectors from the alternator.

3. Remove the drive-belt. To remove the drivebelt, insert a 1/2 inch breakerbar or ratchet into the square hole located in the tensioner body. Rotate tensioner clockwise to relieve the tension on the belt. Remove the belt from the auxiliary components and carefully release the tensioner.

4. On 4.6L engines, remove the ignition wire assembly from the intake manifold area.

5. Remove the bolts and separate the alternator from the engine.

6. Installation is the reverse of the removal. (I couldn't find any exact torque specs!.. When I did mine I just tightened them down real good!..)

7. After the alternator is installed, install the drivebelt and reconnect the cable to the negative terminal of the battery.
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Same on as off just the same. Pull the tensioner to loosen the belt take off the alternator and put the new one back on and tighten the bolts till you here two cink cink sounds lmao best way to describe it. And then reinstall the belt. Connect everything back on. Did you get you alternator from amp performance from American muscle?
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Hope this helps ya bit more!.. If your a bit nervous doing some thing then just take your time!.. And remember that if it's not looking or feeling just right, take a step back and reassess the situation!.. Also I tried posting up some picks but for some reason it wasn't working!.. But on the other hand I doubt they would have been much help to you!.. All they do is just point to where the bolts are!.. Lol I'm pretty sure you can figure that part out by yourself!.. Lol.
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Yep its a pa performance 130 Amp to help with running my two amps.

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And thanks! The belt tensioner info helps a lot!
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Yep its a pa performance 130 Amp to help with running my two amps.

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And thanks! The belt tensioner info helps a lot!
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