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If a car makes a squealing noise after the alternator has been replaced, it often needs the serpentine belt or belt tensioner replaced. Continuing to drive the car without repairing the problem often causes early failure... More »

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Places to find tutorials for replacing car alternators include the websites for Pep Boys, Advance Auto Parts and Mobil Oil. The CDX eTextbook also provides a comprehensive tutorial and for a video tutorial on alternator ... More »

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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 »

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A serpentine belt is a rubber belt with a ribbed side that drives vital vehicle components, such as the alternator, power steering, water pump, air conditioning and many other accessories in a vehicle. As a serpentine be... More »

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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 ratche... More »

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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 »

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A high-pitched squeal when a car is started indicates that one of the belts, most likely the alternator belt, is loose or worn out. The sound occurs when the belt slips on a pulley. More »

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