Alternator

Tiny
BOB502
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  • 1999 GMC SIERRA
  • 1,999 MILES
Need step by step instructions in removing alternator and the tools required.
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Saturday, September 24th, 2011 AT 4:02 PM

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Tiny
JDL
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To work on your own vehicle, you need a basic set if tools, standard and metric, wrenches and sockets. It's not feasible to buy one wrench for one job. I don't know the wrench size? If I grab a wrench out of the tool box and it is a little too small, I just grab the next size up. The discount autostores sells these tools in sets.

Take negative battery cable loose. Take serpentine belt loose. Take electrical connectors loose from generator. Take mounting bolts loose from generator. One of my databases, showed the picture below.
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Saturday, September 24th, 2011 AT 4:43 PM
Tiny
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Do I need special tools like a tensioner? Also, I need specific name of parts removed and location with arrow pointing to remove parts ie.(Electical connectors, serpentine belt.)And does anything else have to be removed to gain access to parts inicated in the picture.
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Saturday, September 24th, 2011 AT 5:20 PM
Tiny
JDL
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In the picture below, the electrical connector, you should be able to squeese with your fingers and take it loose. The charge cable has a nut holding it on there, need to use wrench or socket. That cable is live, that's why you need to take negative battery cable loose.
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Saturday, September 24th, 2011 AT 6:21 PM
Tiny
JDL
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I don't know litre size of engine, note the text on the diagram below. The tensioner may have a bolt head in the middle of pulley, Put wrench on bolt, push or pull to take tension from belt.
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Saturday, September 24th, 2011 AT 6:31 PM

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