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Old 06-28-2010, 11:57 AM
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I have recently found out that my alternator went out. I have been lazy to be realistic and I havent started on removing it. I did check where it is located and I have no Idea how to remove it. And I am assuming its attached to the timing belt?


Any help and pictures on ow to remove the alternator and how to put back the belt would be greatly appreciated



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Seeing that you are lazy to begin with and think that the timing belt drives the alternator. With all due respect i recommend having a knowledgable tech replace your alternator.
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I know the belt doesnt drive the alternator. My alternator is bad because it doesnt recharge my battery anymore and it keeps uncharging my batter. I know theres a belt attached to the alternator and I am not sure which one it is.

I am open to try new things, that way I can learn instead of waiting to get help from others ( or paying )

I am new to doing mechanical repairs, but I am willing to try
If I mess up my car that would be on me and I am accepting that

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Okay, how much time, energy, frustration are you willing to put into this repair.

Having done mine relatively recently, I can assure you that it is not an endeavor to be undertaken lightly. I assume you have, or have access to, a good set of tools, a garage with a lift (or at least a decent jack and a good pair of jack stands)?

If you are still in for trying it I will give you my standard three step process:

1. buy new alternator
2. disassemble car
3. reassemble car around new alternator

But seriously, HERE is a link to doing a 2.8 timing belt. Most of the procedure is the same as far as getting in to the alternator.

good luck, let us know how it goes
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thanks again for ur help, I thought that it would be an easier process. But I am wrong, doing the belt is a big hastle and if I do this myself It will take my whole summer off from school

I do have a spacious garage, and some tools but not enough for a timing belt replacement lol



I would seriously have to think about this, and the only reason I have been lazy is because the World cup is on and I am using my sisters car in the meantime ( less gas since its a 4 cylender)


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Timing belt replacement not needed for the alternator. Just need to put the car into the service position, meaning take out the front bumper and pull the front frame a couple of inches forward. Serpentine belt drives the alternator, not timing belt.

Question... how do you know the alternator is bad?
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thanks for the help, well even removing my entire bumper and taking the front part off is going to be a big hassle for me since I am new at this. But I am giving it a serious thought of actually doing it

My battery died once. I took it to NTB and they recharged it ( they said they didnt find anything unusual electric ). I am sure they didnt really check. about 3 days later battery dies again, so I take the car back and purchase another one ( only 42 $) since it still had warranty. I only had the 1st battery for 18 months.
The day after I replaced the battery the new one dies on me again. I did notice the the votage on my dash read in the middle ( I baleive its 12 V) and it used to read in the 3/4 which is 14 V?

I do have some 12 inch subwoofers in the trunk but I am sure they dont change the voltage reading on the dash
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Listen, the job sound alot worse than it really is. I just replaced my timing belt,waterpump and thermostat. The job turned out fine, car runs great. I would check a Bently manual for procedure. I would make sure you purchase a quality alternator and be sure to disconnect the battery before starting.
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