DIY HOW TO PULL YOUR OWN PARTS AT A SALVAGE YARD AND SAVE MONEY while keeping your vehicle on the road! How to remove/replace the ALTERNATOR on a 1997-2006 Chevy Truck or van with a 4.3 V6. The process is similar for trucks equipped with a V8
TOOLS NEEDED FOR THIS JOB:
QUICK PULL TIP: Using a 3/8 breaker bar vs a 3/8 ratchet to pull and release the tension of the belt tensioner to remove belt will allow for better leverage.
STEPS FOR REMOVAL:
1. Remove the serpentine belt by inserting a 3/8 ratchet into the square hole on the front of the belt tensioner, pulling against the spring tension then remove the belt.
2. Remove the 2 bolts on the front of the alternator using a 15mm socket.
3. Remove the nut holding the maing power wire with a 10mm socket
4. Remove the main electrical plug by lifting up on the tab and pulling the plug.
REPLACE: Follow the steps above in reverse.
Level of effort/expertise: Medium
Average auto parts store cost: $120
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