Automotive

How to replace an alternator and drive belt

Over the past several years, the reliability of vehicle charging systems has certainly improved. However, if you own an older vehicle, sooner or later a warning light on your dashboard is going to tell you that the alternator has failed. Alternators seldom experience a total failure, but the relatively low cost of completely re-conditioned units has virtually eliminated any need for the do-it-yourselfer to try to repair an alternator – they are simply replaced. Starting in the early 1960s, alternators began to replace generators as the stand

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