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Old 07-17-2013, 10:53 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by iGeorgeLee View Post
ilikeguns - did you find a resource/link on the web to help you remove the alternator? I am in the same situation almost to a "t".

I may have to remove my tensioner too - when I click on Youtube videos/ google this - this site comes up often on the older JK's/TJ's but no link to "how to do it" on the 3.6.

ps: is it possible to remove bearings from the alternator and replace just those to (hopefully) prevent a grenading of the alt?
I never actually swapped out the alternator so i have the one I bought sitting here in my spare parts bin. I bought this for $135 so if anyone needs one (it has 1k miles on it) hit me up!

I did not remove my tensioner.. just moved it to release tension and slip off the belt

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Old 07-18-2013, 08:22 AM   #32
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Sounds good to me, I'll drop you a pm.

Removing tensioner and the rest is pretty logical once you do it. Follow the link you posted earlier to remove the alternator, then removing the tensioner is easy.

Initially looks like voodoo spaghetti with all the belts etc but its seriously not challenging. Except putting it back on - not purely plug and play. Requires a little bit of muscling, but thats really what you want - nice snug belts.

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Old 08-16-2013, 11:42 PM   #33
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Hey man,

I got the ALT, and put it in today. With a newborn, its been crazy. Thanks for sending it as promised, good deal.

Noise hasnt gone so I am clueless now. A low whining noise that rises with engine revs. New powersteering pump, new tensioner, new alternator, new idler pulleys.

I just dont know.

ps: for anyone changing tensioner, push the thing clockwise with a breakerbar and keep pushing till it compresses. Then, really easy to take belts off and put em on.
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:28 AM   #34
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just go to a carwash with a sprayer that goes to 50% when you let off, throw a rag in your intake and have a party.
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:24 AM   #35
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Yup, thats been done. Three times. With enormous care. The stealer dealer remarked what an exceptional job I'd done with cleaning everything. Still denied me a warranty on the alt and tensioner (but did power steering and pulleys) because the vehicle had been off road. Proof? The red shocks had their paint peeled off by dirt road stones. Inside rims scratched by little gravel stones.

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