Well after receiving numerous pm's regarding alternator replacement, I decided that the next time I did one I would take a vid. That day was yesterday. I swapped out an aftermarket HO alt so that it can be shipped out for repair, and put the stocker back in so there is no down time. We all save our OEM parts, right?
Matco serp belt tensioner tool (a 3/8" breaker bar can be used)
1/4" drive ratchet and 10mm socket
1/2" drive ratchet and 10mm/15mm sockets
assorted open end wrenches for removing aftermarket battery posts
disconnect the battery(ies)
remove the serp belt
remove the 10mm a/c line bolt from the hoist bracket
remove the (2) 15mm hoist bracket bolts and bracket
remove the (3) 15mm alt case bolts
rotate the alt to access the power lead and connector
remove the 10mm power lead nut, power lead, and connector
shimmy the alt out
installation is reverse of removal
This can be done in under a half hour.
I did not show the proper belt rerouting or the reinstallation of the hoist bracket. The belt must be routed properly and the hoist bracket/ a/c line reinstalled.
Disconnecting the battery for an etended period will cause the pcm to lose its memory. If the throttle body is gunked up, the pcm will have a hard time learning idle, and you may experience rough idle/ stalling with the A/C on. Refer to the throttle body cleaning article for the service procedure.
This video is meant as an aide; always consult the service manual for proper service procedures. The owners and staff of trailvoy.com can not be held liable for any injury or damage caused by attempting to do the replacement yourself. When in doubt, seek professional advice.