Q: Q: How do I change my alternator

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How do I change my alternator

My car has 160 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

In order to change the alternator on a vehicle with a transverse mounted engine, you may first want to remove the passenger front wheel and the splash guard in order to gain access to the belt and belt tensioner. On some vehicles it may be possible to remove the belt and alternator without removing these parts. Check the belt routing diagram on your vehicle that is located under the hood or run a Google search for it. Release the belt tension on the belt and pull the belt off of the alternator. Then be sure to disconnect the negative battery cable. Next, you will want to disconnect the power wire from the alternator (usually a 10-12mm nut) and the electrical connector. You will then want to remove any mounting bolts or nuts that hold the alternator to the engine. Once this has all been done, the installation is reverse of removal. If you are in doubt about this replacement, consider YourMechanic as a certified professional can come to your home or office to replace your alternator for you.

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