BMW 528e alternator removal and replacement

i am a car owner that has little experience with DIY repair. i want to remove my alternator and replace it with a new one, but i need a step by step as to how. any help that can be given would be appreciated.

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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Do yourself a favor and get yourself a Bentley repair manual, well worth the cost:
http://www.bentleypublishers.com/gallery.htm?code 88&seqnum=7
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Even a Haynes one covers something this simple...
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Dave Plowman (News) wrote:

Agree, but why bother wasting money on the Haynes, the Bentley is FAR superior!
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Probably, but the Haynes for a car this age can often be obtained for near free. And for someone who needs instructions on how to change an alternator more than adequate.
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Why? Are the bearings shot? If it's just not making volts have you tried replacing just the regulator that's bolted on to the back of the alternator with 2 10mm nuts?
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