- Wrench set
- Sockets and ratchet set
- Replacement Alternator
- Shop towels
Alternator Step 1 - Locate and disconnect the negative battery cable.
Helpful InformationWhen an alternator fails, it will cause the battery to lose its charge which will cause the engine to stall or not crank over. A common indication the alternator needs to be replaced is that a warning light on the dash has come on informing the driver there is a problem with the charging system. Most alternator replacements are relatively simple and can be done with everyday tools. Best Practices
- Return the used alternator to the parts store to avoid paying the core charge.
- Use quality replacement parts to ensure proper operation