Replacing the alternator requires loosening the belt pulley, disconnecting the battery and removing the mounting bracket from the vehicle. To safely remove the alternator it is important to understand the vehicles electr... More »

It costs about $400 to $639 to replace an alternator as of 2014, depending on the make and model of the car. This amount includes the cost of parts, which is about $279 to $485 excluding taxes and fees, and the cost of l... More »

Tips for changing an alternator include parking the vehicle in a well-lit and flat area, allowing the engine to cool down, and unplugging the car battery to avoid shock. Read your owner's service manual before starting t... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance

Identify a Delco alternator using the charger light connections, location of the fan, size of the unit and the type of belt pulley. Between 1969 and 1988, General Motors used Delco SI alternators. GM used Delco CS130 and... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance

The reasons alternators overcharge include issues with the battery, drive belt, alternator output, external regulator and type of alternator, explains Issues with these specific components result in the alter... More »

To change an alternator, disconnect the battery, remove the serpentine belt, disconnect electrical connections from the alternator, unbolt the alternator, and replace it with a new one. Plug in the battery, and test the ... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance

Some common causes of alternator problems include wear and tear, a bad battery, a lost ground and a slipping belt. Indicators that warn of an impending alternator problem can include the dashboard warning lights, a growl... More »