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Old 05-07-2012, 09:26 AM   #1
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my alternator went bad.. how can i take it off?

Today i'm going to go into the shop and buy a new alternator for my 02 2wd Tacoma 2.4 liter 4 cy. I'm not very mechanical but I have general knowledge and know how to use tools and my friend recommended me to do the project if I didn't have spare cash to pay someone to do it. So my question is this, to take off the alternator, I need to take off the belt. Where is the belt tensioner, if there is one? Thanks!
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Here is the link for all trucks--find yours--tells you EVERYTHING!http://ncttora.com/fsm/index.html
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:36 AM   #3
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I see two bolts--link
http://ncttora.com/fsm/2003/Repair_M.../gene/comp.pdf
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:39 AM   #4
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Does that help?
Good luck--simple unbolt--don't forget to disconnect the battery too-SAFETY
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instructions here
http://ncttora.com/fsm/2003/Repair_M.../gene/remo.pdf
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wow you are amazingly quick thank you so much!
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when they say "Torque: 9.8 Nm (100 kgfcm, 7.2 ftlbf)" what does that mean? is that anything i need to pay attention to? thanks!
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when they say "Torque: 9.8 Nm (100 kgfcm, 7.2 ftlbf)" what does that mean? is that anything i need to pay attention to? thanks!
Its how tight you should put the bolts on...7.2 ft lb of torque. Do you have a torque wrench?
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Its how tight you should put the bolts on...7.2 ft lb of torque. Do you have a torque wrench?
I do not and have never used one before.... Do I need one or will I be able to position the new alternator from eye?
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I do not and have never used one before.... Do I need one or will I be able to position the new alternator from eye?
No you should be fine without just don't overtighten the bolts. I have no idea what you mean by position it by eye... it can only go in one place.
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thank you guys so much!
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torque wrench

Get one you will use it-especially if you are not familiar with tightening !!
they are CHEAP in comparison to breaking something--(time and material)
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