I need help from anyone. I have a 1996 chevrolet c1500 truck and I need to
install a new alternator. I have no idea how to do it. Does anyone know a
website that gives me step by step. Or will anyone give me some tips or
steps? If so, you can e-mail me at my private e-mails.
If this is anything like my 96 K3500 then it shouldn't be too much work,
providing your soemwhat mechanically inclinded. First, I assume you have
the serpentine belt setup, That is one main belt that drives everything? If so,
you'll need a 3/8" rachet with an extension, on the belt tensioner
( that is toward the left, under the idler pulley closest to the alternator,
you'll see a pulley that is spring loaded, that is your belt tensioner)
there is a square knockout that the extension will fit in, use the rachet for
leverage and take the tension off the belt and take the belt off the
alternator. It would be a wise choice to disconnect the battery as you are going
to disconnect the wiring harness as well. Once the Battery is
disconnected, then go ahead and take off the wiring harness from the alternator,
I don't remember but you may need a flat "Reg" screwdriver to release
this. You'll need a socket or a wrench to disconnect a couple of wires.... This
Is Where you want to be sure the Battery is Disconnected! If you don't
you'll arc if you make contact with any of the surrounding metal. After you do
this, then just take out the bolts that hold the alternator in. From
here all you do is have to assemble everything in reverse order, When it comes
to replacing the belt, use the rachet again to take tension off and be
sure to route the belt accordingly, If you forgot, there should be a diagram
either on the hood, fan shroud or on your air cleaner cover. If not there
look around it may be positioned somewhere else in the engine compartment,
normally within view of the front of the truck. Last replace your battery
cables. I did mine last summer it took roughly 20 minutes to half an hour. Hope
this helps. Have a Great Afternoon.
On Wed, 09 Mar 2005 13:53:50 -0500, "thebigcarrmann"
My 93 had this and here's how I got rid of it:
When engine is cold, remove radiator cap.
Start vehicle and top off radiator.
Now wait till the temp comes up and the
thermostat opens, the level should drop again.
Turn on heater full blast and keep topping it off till
the air is out of the system. Mine has been quiet
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