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How to Remove Alternator 09-19 Ram 1500

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  1. step : Removing the Air Intake (0:26)
    • Loosen the hose clamps on the air intake with an 8mm socket and ratchet
    • Disconnect the sensor electrical connector
    • Remove the air intake tube
    • Cover the throttle body with a paper towel
    • Pull the air intake housing clamps down
    • Lift the air intake housing cover
    • Remove the engine air filter
    • Lift the engine cover up and out
    • Remove the vacuum line across the air intake
  2. step : Removing the Serpentine Belt (4:18)
    • Disconnect the 10mm nut from the negative battery terminal
    • Familiarize yourself with the route of the serpentine belt
    • Insert the 3/8 inch drive ratchet into the tensioner
    • Turn the tensioner clockwise to loosen the belt
    • Pull the belt off the alternator
    • Release the tensioner
    • Pull the belt off by hand
  3. step : Removing the Alternator (8:58)
    • Remove the rubber boot from the ground nut
    • Remove the 13mm ground nut
    • Pry up the clip on the electrical connector, press the button and disconnect the connectors
    • Remove the two 15mm bolts from the alternator
    • Carefully loosen and remove the alternator with a pry bar
  4. step : Installing the Alternator (14:00)
    • Spray the crushed grommet with rust penetrant
    • Tap the crushed grommet with a brass punch and hammer
    • Insert the alternator into place
    • Tighten the two 15mm bolts to the alternator
    • Connect the electrical connectors
    • Tighten the 13mm ground nut
    • Replace the boot
  5. step : Reinstalling the Serpentine Belt (21:38)
    • Bring the belt over and around the fan
    • Bring it around the fan pulley
    • Bring it around the belt tensioner
    • Bring it around the water pump
    • Bring it around the idler pulley
    • Bring it around the power steering pulley
    • Bring it around the A/C Pulley
    • Pull the tensioner clockwise with the 3/8 inch ratchet
    • Pull the belt over the alternator
    • Release the tensioner
  6. step : Replacing the Air Intake (25:00)
    • Replace the vacuum line
    • Replace the engine air filter
    • Replace the air filter housing cover
    • Pull the air intake housing clamps up
    • Remove the paper towel from the throttle body
    • Insert the air intake tube into place
    • Tighten the hose clamps with an 8mm socket and ratchet
    • Connect the electrical connector to the air intake tube
    • Connect the negative battery terminal with an 8mm wrench

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Hammer
  • Center Punch

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Brake Parts Cleaner

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • 3/8 Inch Drive Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 13mm Socket
  • 15mm Socket
  • 8mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set
  • Serpentine Belt Removal Tool

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 8mm Wrench


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