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How to: Change the alternator on a 2nd gen Tacoma.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacomaPrime, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. Oct 16, 2012 at 6:54 AM
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    memphis guy

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    What's everyone getting out of OEM alternators and starters?

    101K here, so I'm starting to wonder about the OEM units.

    Also, whether to rebuild old units when they go (there's a place in town that does it), or just buy lifetime-warranty Auto Zone units.
     
  2. Mar 26, 2013 at 11:06 PM
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    BenMara

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    pics gone?
     
  3. Jun 2, 2013 at 9:13 PM
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    BenMara

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    pics for this thread would help a bunch
     
  4. Aug 11, 2013 at 7:08 PM
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    Can you upload the pictures again?

    Has anyone attempted this with Total Choas UCA weld in gussets?
     
  5. Aug 30, 2013 at 11:17 AM
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    I will be tackling this, this weekend.. Truck left me stranded at work an hour away from home. Threw in a new battery hoping it was that but no charge on that battery either. My truck just rolled 98k.
     
  6. Feb 19, 2015 at 12:38 PM
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    Just froze my fingers off changing out the alternator. Could not get the alternator from the top, had to get it out from the driver wheel well. I suppose if u had a second pair of hands u could get it from the top. Not sure how u guys got it from the top with no help.
     
  7. Feb 19, 2015 at 6:19 PM
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    Hatch a plan; make it happen.
    I'm guessing you got 7 years out of yours? How many miles? Normal failure, or mudding, etc?

    And +1 for doing it yourself!
     
  8. Aug 23, 2015 at 5:07 PM
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    I'm wondering when I'll be doing mine... 2005 4x4 TRD Sport DC with 153k miles and haven't had to do it yet. I have the towing package, and have had an Optima red top in there since 2008...
     
  9. Aug 9, 2016 at 10:22 PM
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    Got a dead one at 180k, sitting on the side of the freeway waiting on the tow truck
     
  10. Aug 10, 2016 at 4:47 AM
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    Not same model, but same make. Alternator went out on my 2006 Toyota Avalon last Oct. - 200K on the clock when it died.

    It's my belief that folks who spend time in the dirt are not going to go as far before an alternator(and many other things) needs rebuilding/replacing.

    For those who like to pull and have their alts. rebuilt locally....

    It's all fine and good if the rebuilder uses Denso replacement parts. Some may claim they do, but I wonder.
     
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