The local (central Texas) AutoZone has the part for $42 +tax. The information that I can find online indicates that the shop time should be in the.4 hour range to replace it. At $90/hr that would be about $36 +tax.
As I stated, I am the lone person here to work on my equipment. An '05 F350, '12 Expedition, Kubota diesel tractor and two Kawasaki mules. Add to that I will be 70 later this month. The point being that I am not as agile and flexible as I used to be. I don't even change my own oil any longer!
The alternator was easy, all standing upright. Crawling under the vehicle and having to relieve the belt tension AND slide the belt off, well, I think the $36 may just be well spent. My error in not watching closely what I was doing. So a bit of penance may just be required.
Again, have a great week-end.
Friday, July 4th, 2014 AT 4:50 PM