To remove an alternator, remove the serpentine belt and any parts blocking access to the alternator, and then disconnect the wires and bolts connected to the part. You need a mechanic's tool set and an air-powered ratchet.Continue Reading
Consult the repair manual for your vehicle, and make changes where necessary.
Disconnect the cable from the negative terminal on the battery.
Remove the shroud that covers the radiator fan. If the fan is blocking access to the pulleys on the serpentine belt, remove it.
Consult your repair manual to see which parts, belts and hoses need to be removed to gain access to the serpentine belt, and remove the parts.
Turn the bolt on the tensioner pulley until it reaches the recommended tension specification in the repair manual, and remove the serpentine belt.
Locate the clip attached to the wire that's connected to the voltage regulator. Press down on the clip, and wiggle the wire to disconnect it.
Loosen the nut that secures the battery cable to the alternator to remove the ring terminal.
Use an air-powered ratchet to loosen the bolts that secure the alternator, and remove the alternator.