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Alternator DIY?

I've noticed a whining noise coming from the belt / pulley side of the engine. It's getting gradually louder with time. I suspect it's the alternator bearings. Is it feasable to try to change the alternator myself or must the car be put on a ramp?
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Is it really theAux belt or is the cambelt up for renewal and the Idler or tensioner is starting to squeal?
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Yeah that sound more like one of those to me too. Tensioners not too expensive and neither is the other bearing. Check your water pump too because that can make a similar noise aswell.
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Alternator is a real Mo-Fo of a job... ramp, without a doubt.

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i have the same prob, but i deffo know its my alternator glad its on the track 155 tho as the alternator is comming off
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Re: Alternator DIY?

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Alternator is a real Mo-Fo of a job... ramp, without a doubt.

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It's not that bad! Axle stands job You need the wheel off and the rear engine mount, disconnect the electrics and belt and then unbolt the alt. remove and replace. Now it isn't that simple but that's the quick version, you'll swear alot and lose alot of skin and blood but it's do-able
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