Well, i am 70 and now on 2 canes with a useless knee and it was 103 degrees,
so i stopped for a cool iced tea.used to do it in 2o minutes too, but had to
find a pipe wrench to twist the tensioner arm. also had to redo the wires
that i had cut to see if the fusable link was bad.(it was ok but still 103
degrees hot.)also had to replace the battery that i had run down to drive
home on and put the original back in.
All in all, your cheap shot eas wasted on one who could beat you at anything
when 10 years younger.
so next time, i will e mail you to come and help me. "bet you wouldn't"
ps: the serpentine belt was the hardest without the right tool
oj. the alternator was a perfect fit and will probably run 100,000 miles.
they were out of the "new " one at 169.95
You wrote on Sun, 7 Aug 2005 08:30:07 -0600:
MD> At $139, I suspect you did. I had mine go out on my '97 Tahoe, went
MD> right to Chevy, and a 'remanufactured" AC/Delco 105 Amp was $238 with
MD> core exchange. Yep, it was quite a bit more money, but I've heard some
MD> bad things about these aftermarket generic Alternators, that usually
MD> they only last about a year. Sure they give you a good warrantee
MD> (usually lifetime) when you buy thier top of the line unit from most
MD> places, but who wants to be under the hood repeatedly dealing with
MD> something like this down the road?
MD> I looked at one, and it looked like I'd be shimming with washers, and
MD> Since the replacement was exactly identical to the original, changeout
MD> took about 15 minutes tops.
MD> All there was, was disconnection of battery, (1 minute), the removal of
MD> the Serpentine belt (2 minutes) removal of two bolts (another 3
MD> minutes) and the disconnecting of 1 electrical plug, and a ground wire
MD> (another 1 minute)
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