How to Change an Alternator Pulley

05.15.2018 When purchasing a new alternator, many come with a new pulley already installed. There are however, some alternators that do not come with a pulley or you may be using a pulley that is different than the one supplied. In these cases, you will need to use the pulley from your old alternator. The following are some points to remember when exchanging pulleys to prevent any damage. 1. Place your alternator in a horizontal position, not placing any pressure to the end of the shaft. 2. Using a hex wrench, begin to remove nut by placing it in the hexagonal hole. Remember, “righty tighty, lefty loosy“. 3. Some alternators use spacers, it is very important for you...

Alternator Failure or Dead Battery: Who is the Real Culprit?

05.15.2018 Nothing is more frustrating than trying to start up your car only to realize its not working. We have been there at one time or another, but sometimes it just not clear as to what, if anything we need to replace. Batteries and alternators work closely together and sometimes it may be hard to tell which one needs fixing. Before running out to buy a new battery or alternator, take a moment to search for the real issue at hand. Don’t panic just yet! If you’re lucky it just might be a quick fix! First, we recommend giving your engine a quick check by first inspecting your battery and its wire connections. It’s free and sometimes it just might be the problem. Months ago, my dau...

Alternators 101 – What it is?

05.15.2018 Alternators 101 Like it was explained to us when we first started out, if it has lights or puts out music, it has an alternator. An alternator is an important part of the electrical system for your application and closely works with the battery and the voltage regulator. What exactly does it do? Its most important job is to keep the battery charged. The alternator generates, and subsequently gives power or electricity to your battery, so that it is always charged and ready to go to produce power to the lights, music, and items of that nature in your application. So how does the alternator work exactly? Well, explaining that part sounds pretty much like something...
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