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This is a discussion on Alternator change........ within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; is there any tricks or secrets i should know before i start? i'm sure its a pain sein its on ...

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    Alternator change........

    is there any tricks or secrets i should know before i start? i'm sure its a pain sein its on the bottom. thanks
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    None that i can think of just disconnect the battery befor you start and goto town, like you said pull it from the bottom.
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    thanks

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    Are you replacing it with an aftermarket?

    If so, which one and why

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    Be careful of the small wire plugged into the back of the unit.
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    i'm having it rebuilt because the bearing in it are dead. i'm scared it will lock up so its been chilling(3 days) in the yard til i get some time off. hopfully i'll get it changed sat night. which sucks i just got it back from the shop. i had the ls7 clutch and flywheel put in,new drilled and slotted brakes w/ ceramic pads,160 thermo,ngk plugs,msd 8.5 wires and mti clear lid. O' and 02 slave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Blown Vert View Post
    Be careful of the small wire plugged into the back of the unit.
    why is it easy to forget and break or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbb6811 View Post
    why is it easy to forget and break or what?
    Yep, it will break if you forget to remove it

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    thanks for the tip ed

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    Try a gear wrench (7mm I think?) on the rear bolt. Fronts are easy.

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