Asked in European CarsAlternatorsVW PassatRodeo Events
On 2002 passat where is the alternator located is it really 3 hours labor to replace the alternator?
Asked in Alternators, Chevy Tracker, Geo Tracker
Where is the alternator located on a 1996 Geo Tracker?
How much should it cost to replace an alternator on a 1991 Buick Century?
Asked in Cars & Vehicles
What millage should you maintenance an alternator for vehicle?
The only thing which really gets serviced is the the belt, and that'll vary by vehicle. Inspect your belt regularly, and replace as needed. The alternator itself, all you really need to do is inspect the mounting brackets to ensure that they remain intact and the alternator remains properly aligned. You replace or rebuild the alternator when it goes out, whether due to seized bearings, insufficient voltage, etc.
Asked in VW Passat
Where is the hazard light relay located in a 2002 VW Passat?
Which bolt is the tension bolt on an alternator on 1999 dodge durango?
The belt tensioner is not located on the alternator. The serpentine belt tension is maintained by the tensioner pulley, located below and to the left (looking from the front of the truck) of the alternator, near the coil and oil dipstick tube. Use a 15MM box-end wrench to turn the bolt in the center of the pulley clockwise, and the belt will slip right off the alternator. This really was a great design... It literally takes less than a minute to change/remove/replace the belt. This applies to the 1999 5.9 (and 5.2 I think)
Asked in Car Batteries, Geo Metro
What most likely the problem if your 1995 Geo Metro battery dies really every time you replace it?
How do you replace the alternator on a 1994 Nissan Sentra?
First, disconnect the battery cables, Second, you have to drain some or all the coolant so you can remove the upper radiator hose, Third, disconnect the alternator cables, Fourth, loosen the bolt attaching the alternator so you can loosen the alternator belt, Finally, remove the bolt and angle the alternator to remove it. You might need to hammer the alternator from underneath, sometimes they are really tight. 'Hope this helps.
Asked in Chevy Corvette
Where do you put power steering fluid in your 1977 Chevrolet Corvette?
How much it cost to replace Alternator is Nissan Maxima 2001 GLE Dealer told you that you have to replace the alternator How can you make sure that it is really needed to be replaced?
Depending on where you live, you MAY be able to find a local auto parts retailer that has the ability to test your alternator. They generally test the entire charging system and do not charge for the service since they're trying to get you to buy parts from them. You're right to not trust the dealer, their mechanics are paid partially by commission and tend to want to replace as many parts as they can.
How to change 2004 vw passat thermostate?
Asked in Alternators, Car Batteries
Would alternator connectors cause a battery light to be on?
Asked in Car Batteries, Pontiac Grand Prix
Why is your 2007 grand prix overcharging your battery?
Voltage regulator is more than likely defective. The Regulator is built into the alternator so you will have to replace the entire alternator. Just make sure it is really overcharging. You should read from 13.5 to around 15.5 volts with a digital DC voltmeter if the alternator is performing as it should. Must more than 15.5 volts and it is overcharging.
What are the alternator oil pipes for.I ask because i have got a leak from the pipe that connects to the alternator.?
Alternator oil pipe? There is no oil pipe connected to the alternator that I have ever seen. The alternator has sealed bearings and does not require any outside lubrication. Are you sure you are looking at the alternator? Is it possible you have a leak at the power steering pump and that is what you are looking at? I really have no answer for you, only more questions. Please clarify. Clay is absolutely right. The alternator has no outside oil connection. Find out what REALLY is leaking. A/C compressor? Power Steering?
Asked in CV Joints, Volkswagen, VW Passat
How much to replace a cv boot on a 2005 vw passat?
I brought my 2005 VW Passat (46,100 miles) into a VW dealer in Minnesota this morning for an oil change. They called and told me two of my CV boots were leaking and that each would cost $330 to repair for a total of $660. I'll probably find someone else to do the work -- or at least check to see if they really are leaking.
Asked in Transmission Fluid, VW Passat
How do you replace the transmission fluid on a 2004 VW Passat?
Asked in Motorcycles
How do you replace the alternator on a Harley big twin?
Are you sure the alternator is defective, or is the upgrade really necessary? It is not too difficult a job but it requires a big strip-down of the primary which takes a lot of time. Invest in a Haynes or Clymer manual and have a good read of the procedure. Before you attempt it, be sure the task does not exceed your toolbox or skills.
When do you replace an alternator?
That really depends on what brand and model of alternator, If you have a good battery and electrical system your alternator should go until its ball bearings or brushes wear out. newer Ford alternators last about 130-180,oookm, GM products CS130D (96-up) delco alternators will go about 200-240,ooo km and Chrysler (nippondenso) about the same or a bit better then the GM Delco. The GM and Chry will go till they wear out bearings or brushes, while the Fords usually by this time have worn thru the copper Sliprings on the rotor inside requiring a new rotor or replace the alternator completely
Asked in Dodge Caravan, Plymouth Voyager, Grand Am GT
What is the best way to replace the tension arm assembly on a 1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE V6 3.3L?
I just did this on a 1994 caravan with the 3.3 litre - should be roughly the same the factory service manual does not even addres the issue, not at least that I could find To change the tensioner, do the following: remove the serpentine belt remove the alternator bolts and move the alternator out of the way - DISCONECT THE BATTERY FIRST when the bolts are out of the alternator, you can move the alternator around and unhook the wiring to it - it is easier to do it this way You can then put the alternator out of the way this exposes the back side of the tensioner and you can get at it with a 15mm open end wrench; you cannot really see it but you can do it by feel. it is held on with one nut on the stud on he back side of the tensioner assembly and located by a pin so it can only go on one way. Damn near imposible to do with the alternator in place but a relative piece of cake with the alternator moved out of the way
Asked in Cars & Vehicles
Have replaced alternator twice on 1999 zx2is this common?
Depending on how long the interval was between alternator changes. Less than a year and I would look for warranty on the alternator. Now there are factors beyond the alternator manufacturers control. A battery that is on it's last legs will take out an alternator really fast. A stereo system with a large Amp(s) will also shorten the life of an alternator drastically. These situations will not be a warranty issue.
Asked in Alternators
How do you grease alternator bearings?
There are two bearings in an alternator. One (the large one) is a standard ball bearing arrangement. The other is pretty small and is a needle bearing type. Neither are really serviceable. You would have to disassemble the alternator to do it and by the time they need it the alternator is generally shot anyway. If you are hearing a squeal from that area it probably is not the alternator anyway. It is probably the belt tensioner next to the alternator and they cannot be repaired either.
Asked in Alternators, Isuzu Rodeo
How do you replace the alternator on a 1996 Isuzu Rodeo?
There is one long bolt on top. One smaller bolt on the bottom. They should be pretty easy to see. When installing the new one, align the top bolt first. The bottom bolt will be a little trickier since the alternator is used as the belt tensioner. A long screwdriver and an extra set of hands really help.
How do you replace the alternator belt on a 1997 Ford Escort?
I found the instructions in a Chiltons #26242 book on Ford Escort/Tracer. I found it easier to remove the alternator as there is a idler pulley hidden beneath it that is a real bugger to get the belt around. Once I solved this problem everything else was easy. The tension pulley that Ford installed really helped as you don't have to adjust the belt.
Asked in Chrysler Fifth Avenue
What is wrong with the battery if it wont stay charged with a new alternator on a Chrysler 5Th avenue?
Your alternator is probably rebuilt and not really new. I have had this problem several times and I have bought a new battery and alternator. The alternator keeps your battery charged and powers your electrical system, so even when driving you can lose all power in the car from the alternator draining your battery. Take the battery and alternator to an auto store and they will test both for free. Ask them about the difference in a rebuilt alternator and a brand new one. This is a very common problem.