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Old 10-09-2008, 08:37 PM
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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?
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Here you go this will give a step by step on replacing your alternator:
http://www.mobiloil.com/USA-English/...ator.aspx?pg=3

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Hello and welcome!
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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.
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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.
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How did the swap out go ?
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