New to the forums, I kept looking for some DIY's on how to replace the alternator but no luck. it sounded pretty basic so i went ahead and did it. Besides, I didn't feel like paying 1,000+ before i at least attempted at it.
*I did not use any specialty tools. Just your average socket set and extensions. maybe a flat head.
DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
I removed my alternator without messing with the electrical fans, or radiator. this is how:
-Remove the radiator support plastic cover and engine cover.
* you will need to remove the ECU box in order to NOT mess with the radiator, fan or hoses.
*Once you loosen up the ECU, just pull it out of the box, an tuck it away like so:
*Now remove the actual box. Once you get all the bolts mentioned below, Just pull it, it'll come off.
*You should have a lot more room by now, so grab your 14mm and get the belt loose:
-In case you forget how the belt pattern goes, this helps:
*Below you can see what bolts you need to get rid of in order to remove the alternator:
(Now keep in mind, I did remove my pulley to make things easier in the long run)
*Now start to wiggle the alternator around, Use a pry bar if you need to get it loose.
-this step is optional, I removed the following bolt to help the alternator squeeze through the hoses.
**Continue to wiggle the alternator around. Follow the pictures below: