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lowhand 10-09-2008 08:37 PM

replacing an alternator
Can anyone tell me how to go about this? I have a 98.5 5.9 L diesel 4X4 Is it an easy swapout?
Do I have to release the tension on the serpintine belt and move
the belt and just undo bolts on alt?
Thanks for any input...

DaveDees 10-09-2008 09:13 PM

Here you go this will give a step by step on replacing your alternator:

I notice this is your first post, please be kind an introduce yourself here.
Newbie Checkin

BlueJet 10-10-2008 04:58 AM

Hello and welcome! :wavey:
Good to see you out here!! If you don't mind, tell us about yourself and your truck in the newbie section so we can greet you proper!! ;) Enjoy the board! I hope the link Dave posted for you helps!

03ramhemi 10-10-2008 03:32 PM

ya thats all it should be, remove the tension on the belt, unhook it, 2 main bolts that hold the alternator, maybe a few sub bolts depending, n just the power plugs that go into the alternator, then reverse to put it back together, alternators are usually a simple swap unless you a transverse mounted v6 then its a real pain in the ass, but a big engine compartment n v8 your alright, i had to replace the alternator on both of my trucks but they 5.7L one was chevy n i had to do it to my HEMI as well. Good luck with it, everything should go smoothly.

Man from mars 10-12-2008 10:13 PM

03ramhemi has it right just make sure you disconnect the battery so you don't cause a power spike when diconnecting and reconnecting the wire harness on the alternator. Apower spike can cause a diode to fail.

07HEMI 10-12-2008 11:35 PM

How did the swap out go ?

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