What does the alternator do? The alternator is what charges your vehicles battery. When electricity is drawn from battery to power components of the vehicl? the battery loses power. The alternator replenishes the power lost when the vehicle is running. The alternator is powered by a bel? more commonly known as the serpentine belt. How do you know you need your alternator replaced? Battery light is on Vehicle wont start Vehicle starts when boosted but shuts off when the power source is removed from the battery How is the alternator replaced by a mobile mechanic? The alternato? battery and charging system are tested to insure alternator is faulty Battery power is disconnected. The serpentine belt is removed by releasing the belt tensioner. The alternator is removed from engine bay by removing all bolts and electrical connections. (Alternator is located in various possible location? top of the engin? botto? back or side depending on the vehicle) New and old alternator are compared New alternator is installed. Serpentine belt is reinstalled. Battery is connected and charging system is tested. How important is having your alternator replaced? The alternator charges your batter? without it your vehicle wont run. Its recommended that if the serpentine belt hasnt been replaced in 2-3 year? its recommended to have this replaced as it has to be removed to replace the alternator.
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