How to Change an Alternator

by Tom Brintzenhofe; Updated September 18, 2017

When changing an alternator on a car, the first step is to loosen up the negative battery terminal and the belt tension. Remove the bolts and set them aside when removing an alternator with help from an auto mechanic in this free video on car repair and diagnostics.

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Thomas Brintzenhofe has been a certified mechanic for more than 14 years and a certified master mechanic for more than eight years. He is a General Motors certified driveability technician, an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified mechanic and a trained automotive instructor. Brintzenhofe owned and operated a fully functional automotive repair garage for four years. He currently works as an industrial heavy equipment mechanic for International Steel Group in Coatesville, Pa.

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