How To Remove, Replace And Install Alternator On 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.7L V6 4WD

How To Remove, Replace And Install Alternator On 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.7L V6 4WD

It has been a while since Aiman last made a video. In this video Aiman will show you how to remove, replace and install the alternator on a 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.7L V6 4WD.

This video is strictly for educational and entertainment purposes. It is primarily for Aiman’s fans. Although in many ways it is also instructional and step-by-step, it is really not designed as a tutorial for weekend warriors or backyard mechanics looking for professional guide on youtube or internet on how to perform this task.

In case you are here looking for how to change an alternator on this vehicle or similar model, we will describe how we did it.

First you will need to find out if the alternator is bad, not the battery. To find out if the alternator is bad, all you need to is take out the negative end of battery while the engine is running. If the car dies, then your alternator is bad.

But in our case, the symptoms showed up while we were driving. The battery and brake lights in the dash would flash every so often. Then everything else on the instrument started lighting up or flashing, following by failure of the speedometer, rpm indicator, fuel gauge, temperature gauge etc., everything went dead. Eventually, the vehicle would be jerking intermittently and then completely stop.

If these symptoms happened to you, please do not continue to drive, you might have 20-50 miles before your vehicle will cease to operate, and hopefully you are not on the side of a busy highway when this happened. We were lucky because we were able to google the symptoms and brought the vehicle home immediately.

Once you have figured out it is the alternator and not the battery, determine which alternator your Hyundai Santa Fe will need. You’ll want to be sure the new alternator is compatible with your Santa Fe’s engine. Models made from 2001 to 2006 can have a 2.7 L Delta or 3.5 L Sigma engines. Models made after 2006 have a 2.7 L or 3.3 L engine.

You can get a used one at the junk yard or you can purchase a rebuild / remanufactured from auto parts store such as Autozone, Pep Boys or Advance Autoparts. Depending on where you are, this could run between $300-$500. Forget buying a genuine one from the dealer, it would be exorbitantly expensive. If you don’t need to repair your vehicle immediately, you could order from or eBay, but these days even if you bought from eBay, the sellers would order from Amazon anyways and send it to you. Today’s ebay sellers are famous for making the spread between the amount they charge plus shipping and the price on You can get one from as low as $115 to $200. If you have prime membership, you can get it to your home in 2 days. Even expedited shipping only cost an extra $15-$25 for overnight shipping.

Once the alternator arrived, here’s how you would do it. This is a cut & paste from

Disconnect the negative battery cable with a socket wrench so you do not short out the alternator when you remove it. Remove the accessory drive belt and disconnect the electrical harnesses from the alternator.

Remove the mounting bolts on the alternator with a socket wrench and take the alternator off the vehicle. The upper bolt is the adjuster and the lower nut and bolt is the pivot.

Install the new alternator assembly and tighten the upper mounting bolt with a torque wrench to between 9 and 11 foot pounds. Torque the lower nut and bolt to between 15 and 18 foot pounds. Connect the wiring harnesses to the alternator.

Replace the accessory drive belt and restore it to the proper tension. Reconnect the negative battery cable with a socket wrench.

Pretty simple right? Aiman’s dad has never replaced an alternator on this type of vehicle, but he was able to do it within a few hours. Good luck and thanks for watching. .

This video is presented to you by young mechanic Aiman-Imran Zulhilmi Anuar. Please be sure to watch other DIY auto repair videos on Aiman’s EyeOnAiman youtube channel & facebook page.

Disclaimer of Liability (No Responsibility): Please exercise due diligence with information obtained from this video. The information contained in this video is for entertainment purposes and should only be treated as such. I shall not be held liable for any damage to vehicles, tools, equipment or person resulted therein. This channel assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred. You will use such information at your own risk. Aiman recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video. Any injury, damage or loss resulted from using information in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EyeOnAiman.

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Recording Date: June 4, 2016
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Jim Koroush says:

Kid your Englsh is very good, your knowledge of that vehicle is amazing.
Thank you.

U.S.A says:

Smart young man

Jhon Gaviria says:

Keep it up my guy, we going places

Jon Hutchens says:

Great job kid!!

Troy Hanson says:

Awesome job lil dude!!

Darshana Unantenne says:

Very excited video kiddo. I am so proud of you son.

Eric Willis says:

Pretty impressive young man.

GregS972 - Online Store says:

Doesn't Aiman care about his little friend underneath the car when the cat doesn't know what's going on? Your explanation was good about the car, but Sorry looks careless or un-caring with the cat underneath the car.

Christopher J says:

Aiman, your confidence, skillful way of talking and humour is amazing. I really enjoyed the video. It also taught me quite a bit. Thanks. Respect to your parents for encouraging you like this as well.

Sam Attal says:

this is amazing! I was looking for a clear video about this, and the best one is from this kids!!! thank u Aiman, you're great!!!

Gre Gory says:

Lol. I just changed out it out on a 2008 santa fe. Its a beatch. Oops…lol

Marisol Gonzalez says:

Thank you for the overview I actually changed my alternator in 1 hour thank you kid Good job….awsome

His Image says:

Thanks for your video young man! I watched other good videos but some of them removed the axle and other things. I will try to do it your way. I'm working outside in Wisconsin 26° today and I need to do it as fast as possible.

Fuck the Fuck Up says:

useless as fuck. get this kid off youtube

AlphaBaron says:

Thanks for the overview, Aiman. And thanks to your dad too. He sounds like a good man!

Brian DiGiuseppe says:

Watched 5 other videos from so called professional mechanics and they all had way to many parts off the car to get the alternator out. Listened to this kid, took my time, got it out and only had to take off the tie rod. Good job kid, thanks.

Massimiliano Scarinzi says:

Very Good Job from italy junger 16 year old mechanic student of VERONA CHIEVO scaligera formazione!!!

Bryant Chan says:

be careful ! i didnt have a car before so it funny to explore whats inside the car

Muhammad Adriel says:

why ur dad doesn't want to be in the video?

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