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Anybody removed alternator on V6...TIPS ????????????

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Mr.Tacoma, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Jul 29, 2011 at 5:19 PM
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    Mr.Tacoma

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    Folks..planning on removing alternator..any great tips frm guys who been there..i guess only one bolt is holding it. but pulley/belt tension play a part. thnks
     
  2. Jul 29, 2011 at 5:23 PM
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    dexterdog

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    Disconnect battery. Remove serpentine belt. Disconnect wires to alternator. Unbolt. Reverse steps to install new alternator
     
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    thanks guys..never seen these link b4. will read before going under the hood.
     
  5. Aug 1, 2011 at 9:03 PM
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    Followed the advice fm kenlyn`s link it `says remov radiator support frame seal LH (the 2 feet long/7in wide plastic piece on top of radiator) then remove fan shroud (the big black casing for the fan). But the Fan shroud does not come out (up or down) as the fan is on its way and no clearance forward because of rad. Anyone hav a better explanation..i just gav up for the day.
    Also the 2 bolts holding the Alternator does not come off even with impact gun..with gunk liquid wrench rust penetrant.
     
  6. Aug 2, 2011 at 8:06 AM
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    I found it easier to get access on the lower bolt from the bottom. Remove the battery a well...you'll have more room to work with.
     
  7. Aug 3, 2011 at 6:46 AM
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    After a great struggle..as bolts were seized..lots of liquid wrench lube and impact gun..removed the bolts. I guess without loosening the tension on the belt i cannot pull the alternator. Has anyone worked on this belt tensioner...is it easier to work from bottom. Also looks like its easier to take the alternator out from the bottom once its free. thnks
     
  8. Aug 3, 2011 at 6:55 AM
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    wat?
    definitely easier to remove the bolts and remove tension from underneath. no need to remove the shroud or anything else.

    like the others said, disco the battery, disco the cables from the alt, remove the belt, unbolt the 2 bolts, then pull it out the top.

    then reverse.

    this all from experience...
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