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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

    memphis guy Well-Known Member

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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

    BenMara Asian RedNeck

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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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    lilgerber

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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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    depechek

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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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    Crom

    Crom Time is precious; use it wisely

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    Many, see build thread.
    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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    geogecko

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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...
     
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