Re: [DML] Re: Bad alternator?
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Re: [DML] Re: Bad alternator?

The first time I ever replaced an alternator was on the D. It took about 8 
hours total, including replacing both fan belts. Most of that time was 
figuring out how to do it and backtracking a few mistakes (like using the 
old bolt instead of the new longer one). If I had to do it all over again, 
I could probably do it in about 2 hours. It's defiantly a good 
do-it-yourself project. All you need is a set of sockets and wrenches. Jack 
the rear of the car up so you'll have a bit more room to work will help too.

One other item nobody has mentioned yet is if you still have problems with 
the battery being under charged after the alternator is replaced, it could 
be a bad battery ground. When mine was bad, I had the same problems. You 
can quickly test this by checking the resistance between the negative 
battery cable and the frame. Anything more then a few ohms means the 
connection is dirty.

VIN 4099

At 06:35 PM 7/23/2005 +0000, you wrote:
>In a related question. Just how difficult is the job of removing and
>replacing the alternator, I've noticed a lack of hand-space from
>where its located. Am I going to have to remove anything?
>Thank for the advice DML.
>~ Josh Tidwell | VIN:4463

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