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The alternator is the device in a vehicle's engine compartment that generates electricity. It is commonly found bolted to the engine block and driven by the belt assembly.
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How do you replace the alternator?

2000 Honda Accord V6 Here is how I went about replacing the alternator for this model. 1. Take out your car battery and have it charging while you work. 2. Loosen up your power steering container. The hoses can stay connected. Just loosen the bolt. 3. Undo all of the electrical clips that are on the fan so that you can remove the entire fan. There are two bolts on the top and one bolt on the bottom. I reached down with a 10mm socket and took it off (If you have trouble try putting the socket on the bolt and then the wrench into the socket for an easier fit. The fan should lift completely out. The hardest electrical clip will be on your lower left. That one is actually just clipped to the fan so unlike the others, you're taking it off the fan and not separating the wire plugs. Raise your fan out. 4. Take out the green plug off the alternator. 5. On the right side of the alternator is wire going in that is covered by a rubber plug. Pull off the rubber plug and use your 10mm socket to remove that bolt. 6. Loosen the pulley for the alternator. The bolt you're looking to loosen is NOT the large bolt of the pulley attached to the alternator but rather the next one back (back as in towards the back of the car). Just loosen the bolt (14mm I believe) in order to take the belt off the pulley of the alternator. 7. My next advice is to loosen the clamp that you'll see on top of the alternator (your green plug wire runs through this. Loosening this up will make taking the alternator out a breeze and is a cinch to loosen up. 8. Take out your two primary bolts holding the alternator in. 12mm socket should do this for you. 9. You should be able to pull the alternator out with ease especially if you followed step 7. When checking the price of your replacement alternator be sure to know what the cost of your alternator will actually be. You'll see the price plus the core cost. By this they usually mean $145.99 Core $50. This means you'll pay $195.99 if you don't bring your old alternator (IE your Core) in first. If you do, you'd pay $145.99 plus sales tax. Tools: Have a set of wrenches, sockets (14, 12, and 10mm), and a pointer magnet is highly recommended. The whole process is rather easy if you know what you are doing. I didn't but now I do. I've tried to include the basic information I didn't know. Good luck! You can do it. Replacing an Alternator To start, REMOVE YOUR NEGATIVE BATTERY TERMINAL. Well first off if you have the shield under your car then you will have to remove that, 2 screws under the car, 2 screws and 1 popout clip in the front passenger side wheel well(you have to remove the wheel to get to it). Once you have that off you will be able to see the alternator from under the car. Start at the top under the hood, remove your plastic piece that covers the front of your engine bay, once that is off unplug the connectors to the alternator(one is visible and the other is under a black cap you have to pop off and unscrew), there is also a clip holding the wire to the alternator on the shield piece of it(pointing toward the engine, you will see it, it pops out with a bit of force). Once all connections have been removed you will have to slip your alternator belt off the alternator(if replacing belt as well, which I do recomment you just loosen the tensioner and pull it off of all the pullies) then there is 1 bolt holding the alternator in at the top (tough to get to but what I did was stick my arm down the side with a 10mm and wrap it around in front of the alternator and take it off. Once that is removed go back under the car and there is 1 bolt holding it in that you have to remove before it comes out freely. After that your home free :) Manual look into getting a Hayes repair manual or similar book for your cars make, model and year. It should tell you how to install the alternator. Your local library may also have a general auto repair manual to give you a general idea. Hope this helps :) also if you have a friend or a friend of a friend that is a mechanic, maybe they can help General I can give you general information on changing an alternator because I've done it twice on my 1991 Chevy Cavalier. Before you get dirty and take your car apart, test it to make sure the alternator is really bad. If you have a voltmeter, measure the voltage at the battery with the engine off. For a fully charged battery, it should be 12.6 volts or higher. Start the engine and check voltage again, now it should be 13.5 to 14.5 volts, indicating that the alternator is charging. Auto parts stores can also test the battery and alternator both on and off the car. First of all, to avoid any short circuits, disconnect the negative battery cable before working on any part of the electrical system. I once forgot to do this while working on my car. The alternator wire brushed against the mounting bracket and made some pretty good fireworks under the hood. SAFETY FIRST!!! Once the electricity is off, take off the drive belt. If your car uses regular V-belts, there will be a curved metal arm above the alternator. Loosen this bolt so you can move the alternator to take the tension off. Note: You might as well replace the belt too if it's in bad shape. If your car has a serpentine belt (one belt drives everything) there is a spring-loaded tensioner wheel. Most auto parts places sell a special tool for releasing the tension. If there is enough room, vise grips will work as well for serpentine belts. Once the belt is off, disconnect the electrical wiring from the back of the alternator. There will usually be a connector plug that snaps in as well as the "battery" wire, a red wire secured to a post on the back marked "B+". Once the wiring is disconnected, remove the mounting bolts that hold the alternator on (usually two or three bolts), and remove the alternator from the mounting bracket (Don't lose the bolts!!!). Save the old alternator, odds are you will need it to return as a core to get your core fee back when you buy the new alternator. When you buy the new alternator, you will need to tell the parts guy what make, year, model, and motor size when you buy the replacement unit. Installation is simply a reverse of removal. 80's Honda on some late 80's Honda's you have to remove the splash pan and the left side cv axle to get it out. Me first Read Me First!!!! I have just completed the changind of an alternator on a 1987 Honda Accord. I did NOT remove the front left axel! That is the good news. The bad news is i did some grinding around one of the engine mounts(harmless, I assure you) The car was designed where is you have to remove the axil, but let me tell you, i explored that possibility and from what i read, i tried my way and it actually did work. If you have gotten to this point 1) Car is jacked up and you have located and loosened the alternator (if you are this far, you see what i mean) Its not coming out nomatter how you turn it, pull it.. i tried it all...believe me, its not happening.... If your this far...go get you a grinder and grind on the mount for a while. It will come out and it beats removing the axil and whatever goes along with that ie..grease spillage or ? If you know what you are doing than go ahead, odds are you are not reading this page anyway, but if your like me than take my advice..GRIND IT! ,,,It works Check out Autozones website. They have the Chifton manuels for most cars on the site. It will point you in the right direction. Try this before you remove your alternator, try this; turn your car on, open the hood, disconnect a battery terminal; if the alternator is working fine, the car should keep on running, if the car turns off, then you know you should change the alternator, I tell you this because I changed the alternator twice before I found the problem on my car.

How to put on an alternator?

Answer . Take off the belt. If its a serpantine belt,you'll have to loosen it using a tentioner, if its a two part belt, just start removing your bolts that hold the alternator in place. If your not use to working on vehicles, tag your bolts with tape in order to remember what slots they go in. Good luck with your project.

What does an alternator do?

An alternator is an electromechanical device that converts mechanical energy to alternating currant electrical energy.

What is an alternator for?

The alternator generates power to run the car and charge thebattery. An alternator in a vehicle generates Alternate Current (AC) insteadof Direct Current (DC) electricity to power the vehicle.

What is synchronization of alternators?

The frequency of a large electric power distribution system is established by the speed of rotation of many powerful alternators all connected by various tie-lines in the total network. The collective inertia and power of these generators is so great that there is no single load or disturbance which would be large enough to change their speed of rotation. The frequency of an electric system is, therefore, remarkably stable.. An alternator can only deliver power to an existing electric power system if it oper­ates at the same frequency as the system. A system whose frequency is 50 Hz cannot receive power from an alternator operating at 50.01 Hz. They must both operate at exactly the same frequency. This is not as difficult to achieve as may appear at first, because (when an alternator is connected into an existing system) automatic forces come into play to keep its frequency constant.. Synchronization of an alternator with a large utility system, or "infinite bus' as it is called is comparable to matching a small gear to another of enormous size and power. If the teeth of both gears are properly synchronized upon contact, then the matching will be smooth. But should the teeth edges meet shock would result with possible damage to the smaller gear.. Smooth synchronization of an alternator means first that its frequency must be equal to that of the supply. In addition, the phase sequence (or rotation) must be the same. Returning to our example of the gears, we would not think of trying to mesh two gears going in opposite directions, even if their speeds were identical.. The next thing to watch for when we push gears together is to see that the teeth of one meet the slots of the other. In electrical terms the voltage of the alternator must be in phase with the voltage of the supply.. Finally, when matching gears we always choose a tooth depth which is compatible with the master gear. Electrically, the voltage amplitude of the alternator should be equal to the supply voltage amplitude. With these conditions met, the alternator is perfectly synchronized with the network and the switch between the two can be turned on.. Ref. aus lab script

What is alternate energy?

Alternative energy is any energy source that is an alternative tofossil fuel. These alternatives are intended to address concernsabout such fossil fuels.

What are alternatives to suicide?

Suicide is a last measure some people take because they see no way of relieving their pain, whether it is psychological of physical. So, since there seems t be no way out of their predicament, they chose to physically end their life. The alternatives are to find people you cn talk to to give you advise on hoe to deal with the pain, Sometimes it only takes a support group of people going through same thing helping each other out. Other times a family physician will prescribe medications. What ever the situation is for you: - If you've thought about suicide, you are not alone. Many people have thogth about it. - If your;ve made a plan of how you're going to do it, then tha is a bit more serious ans you may want to get some professional help - If you've assembled the article/tools you palm to use for the suicide, get help immediately, either go to a shelter for battered women, or a physiologist specializijg in Family counseling. Ans, as as a last resort call 911.. Suicide is a last measure some people take because they see no way of relieving their pain, whether it is psychological of physical. So, since there seems t be no way out of their predicament, they chose to physically end their life. The alternatives are to find people you cn talk to to give you advise on hoe to deal with the pain, Sometimes it only takes a support group of people going through same thing helping each other out. Other times a family physician will prescribe medications. What ever the situation is for you: - If you've thought about suicide, you are not alone. Many people have thogth about it. - If your;ve made a plan of how you're going to do it, then tha is a bit more serious ans you may want to get some professional help - If you've assembled the article/tools you palm to use for the suicide, get help immediately, either go to a shelter for battered women, or a physiologist specializijg in Family counseling. Ans, as as a last resort call 911.

What is inductor alternator?

The armature and the field windings of an inductor alternator are both accommodated in the stator. The three phase ac armature windings are distributed in small slots and the dc field windings are concentrated in two slots in the stator. Each field coil spans half the total number of stator slots. Armature coils are connected in star and field coils are connected in series. The rotor resembles a cogged wheel , with no winding . The core of the stator, which is completely embraced by the field coils, will retain a residual magnetism if excited once. When the rotor is rotated, the passage of the rotor teeth alternatively under the field offers a varying reluctance path for the flux produced by the field coils. This flux, which varies periodically, links with the armature coils and induces an emf in them. The frequency of the induced emf depends on the speed of the rotor. The magnitude depends on the speed of the rotor as well as on the level of excitation.. The armature and the field windings of an inductor alternator are both accommodated in the stator. The three phase ac armature windings are distributed in small slots and the dc field windings are concentrated in two slots in the stator. Each field coil spans half the total number of stator slots. Armature coils are connected in star and field coils are connected in series. The rotor resembles a cogged wheel , with no winding . The core of the stator, which is completely embraced by the field coils, will retain a residual magnetism if excited once. When the rotor is rotated, the passage of the rotor teeth alternatively under the field offers a varying reluctance path for the flux produced by the field coils. This flux, which varies periodically, links with the armature coils and induces an emf in them. The frequency of the induced emf depends on the speed of the rotor. The magnitude depends on the speed of the rotor as well as on the level of excitation.

What is 'alternative' in Latin?

The Latin equivalent of the English word 'alternative' is electio . It's a feminine gender noun. Its literal meaning is 'choice, selection'. It derives from the verb 'eligo, eligere', which means 'to pluck out' and therefore 'to choose, pick out, select'.

What are alternate angles?

They are on opposite sides of the transversal line that cuts through parallel lines and they are equal in size Alternate equal angles are formed when a transversal line cuts through parallel lines.

What is alternator?

It is a device that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy on a car. It works by:the alternator creates an electric field by spinning a magnetic rotor with direct current inside stator windings. an ac voltage is developed and rectified dc. this voltage is compared to the battery voltage and determines the current through the rotor. if the battery voltage is lower than the alternator voltage, more current through the rotor increases the magnetic field and creates a larger alternator voltage. if the battery voltage is higher, less current through the rotor decreases the alternator voltage.

What are alternatives?

You have alternatives when there is more than one possibility and you can choose between at least two things.

What is alternator do?

This is an easy answer. The alternator is hooked (through wires blue and black) to the battery. So every time you start an engine the alternator kicks on and charges the battery. That's practically how it works. To add a bit to the above- an alternator produces an alternating electrical current (unlike a generator, which produces a direct current- DC vs AC) On modern cars, the alternator produces the current used to charge the battery, and operate electrical equipment on the car, such as lights, wipers, radio, etc.

What is a alternator?

The devices that develop electric power are a generator (for direct current), or an alternator (alternating current). In a car, an alternator is used, with a rectifier, because of size and weight considerations.

Who were Altern-8?

Altern-8 was a UK rave music duo featuring Chris Peat and Mark Archer Altern-8 was formed in 1990 in Stafford, when both members ( Mark and Chris) were both 21. They were famous for their awesome basslines and electronic sounds in their songs.

What is a java alternative?

There are literally thousands of programming languages. Whether one of them is "an alternative" or not, depends on your specific needs. For example:\n\n. C#, Python, PHP, and others are used to develop applications.\n\n. Flash and Silverlight are used specifically to develop "rich" Web content. So is JavaScript, but I believe it is more limited. (JavaScript is unrelated to Java.)\n There are literally thousands of programming languages. Whether one of them is "an alternative" or not, depends on your specific needs. For example:\n\n. C#, Python, PHP, and others are used to develop applications.\n\n. Flash and Silverlight are used specifically to develop "rich" Web content. So is JavaScript, but I believe it is more limited. (JavaScript is unrelated to Java.)\n There are literally thousands of programming languages. Whether one of them is "an alternative" or not, depends on your specific needs. For example:\n\n. C#, Python, PHP, and others are used to develop applications.\n\n. Flash and Silverlight are used specifically to develop "rich" Web content. So is JavaScript, but I believe it is more limited. (JavaScript is unrelated to Java.)\n There are literally thousands of programming languages. Whether one of them is "an alternative" or not, depends on your specific needs. For example:\n\n. C#, Python, PHP, and others are used to develop applications.\n\n. Flash and Silverlight are used specifically to develop "rich" Web content. So is JavaScript, but I believe it is more limited. (JavaScript is unrelated to Java.)\n

What is a mastercard alternative?

There is no REAL alternative to the cards in term of control from the same instance (that is the USA). Diners and American Express and Discover card are all USA owned companies, so the same rules would apply more or less with those card issuers as with Visa and Mastercard. For a not so widely accepted alternative there is the Chinese CUP card. There is also the Japanese JCB Card. There is soon going to be the Russian National Payment Card System. There may be a European alternative called EAPS or the Monnet Card.

Why does alternating current alternate its direction?

The generators at the power station are built to delivervoltage/current with alternating characteristics, and this is preserved all the wayfrom the generating station to your house. It's completely intentional,because AC is much easier to handle, distribute, and make the conversionsbetween long-distance and short-distance transmission that need to happenalong the way.

How do you check a alternator?

Take your car to an autoshop, or store like AutoZone or Western Auto, they should have equipment to test your alternator and will most likely jump your car so you can get back home...

How do you if alternator is not charging?

Use a DVOM (Digital Volt Ohm Meter) to see how many volts are output at the battery if it 13.3 to 14.4 the alternator is putting out the right voltage. Now you need to test that it is putting out enough amps, some dvom s have an inductive pick up clamp you can use to read the amps. Otherwise O'reilys, advance, pep boys auto parts will usually test it for free while it is in the car

What is a chatroulette alternative?

chatroulette alternatives are other optional chatroulettes lets say if you get banned from chatroulette and want to check out some other chatroulette sites or you get tired of chatroulette and want other chatroulette sites you can search for a chatroulette alternative. The best chatroulette alternative I have found is: http://www.HotXChat.com

What is an alternative to Craigslist?

Koowie is a new social networking site that is used like Craigslist. You can go there to talk to friends, strangers or sell your car. It's a one-stop shop for social networking. Check it out. It's a very different concept but really easy to use user interface.

What is the difference between alternate and alternative?

'Alternative' suggests a substitute whereas 'alternate' suggests a variation in sequence. If you want to book a particular room in a hotel and you find that the room is already booked, the hotel could offer you alternative accommodation. If a shop is not open every day but say on Monday/Wednesday/Friday, you would say it was open alternate days in the week. Mahesh fom MRIMT

What is alternative to euthanasia?

Well if the person is terminally ill, they could go to a hospice instead. If the person thinks they have no quality of life, well they need to go and see someone to help them.

What are the alternatives to bail?

The alternative to bail is to remain in custody pending resolution of the case. Added: OR - you can try petitioning the court for ROR (release on recognizance) otherwise knowns as 'personal bond.'

What are alternatives to copyright?

Materials that are not protected by copyright are said to be in the public domain . This generally applies to very old materials on which protection has expired, or works of the federal government, however the copyfree movement encourages creators to essentially donate their works to the public domain. Copyleft is similar, but requires all materials using a copyleft original as a starting place also to be distributed as copyleft. A Creative Commons license, often seen as an anti-copyright movement, relies on the framework of copyright law, using it to create a broad set of licenses rather than many very specific ones. Some artists, mainly in jewelry and metalwork, are applying for design patents rather than copyright protection on their work, but this is still fairly uncommon.

How does an alternator ground out?

An alternator will ground out when the normally insulated line that charges the battery( after going through the regulator system) makes contact with the alternator shell. This sends any voltage to the surrounding case and to any surrounding metal thusly grounding the voltage out. This can occur due to vibration or excessive moisture to the casing.

What is the alternative of cornstarch?

arrowroot (This tolerates freezing and prolonged cooking better, and imparts a glossier finish.) OR ClearJel® (especially for pie fillings) OR tapioca starch (dissolves more easily) OR potato starch (This is permitted during Passover.) OR kuzu OR flour OR water chestnut starch (especially in Asian cuisines) OR unsweetened almond powder (imparts a nutty taste, especially good in Chinese sweet-and-sour dishes)

What is an alternative answer?

A second answer, perfectly proper, to a question. "is light a wave?". Well, "yes". But also, "yes and no". It implies that the question needs refining.

Is there a fuse on an alternator?

no there is not a fuse built into any alternator that i have seen to date (been a mechanic for 10 yrs) HOWEVER most vehicles have a charging fuse located either in-line or at the fuse panel so that if the rectifier or voltage regulator goes out the battery does not receive too much voltage or the wrong type of voltage ac versus dc in short no the alternator doesn't but the vehicle should have one in the alternator circuit

What is a sentence for alternative?

As an noun: If the blue striped tie won't match the suit, the alternative is the grey one. Margarine was used as an alternative to butter, which was rationed. As an adjective: The alternative plan is to go to the beach if we can't get reservations for the ranch. Deaf children are taught spelling by alternative methods. (Other examples) My parents gave me two alternatives, either boarding school or private school. There is an alternative to getting that mortgage but the alternative is more expensive. He did not wish to drive in the rain, but there was no alternative. "I'm sorry, sir," she said with a frown as she glanced down at the stack of papers in front of her once more. "There just seems to be no alternative other than terminating your employment." An alternative to wearing a raincoat is to use an umbrella. We are taking the bus into town as an alternative to using the car. For your fruit choice, you have three alternatives: banana, apple, or orange. The alternative to answering this question is not to answer it.

What does a pulley on an alternator do?

An alternator pulley transfers mechanical power from an engine crankshaft to the alternator shaft via a belt. It's interesting to note that on some engines, there are no pulleys and the power is transfered via solid gears.

What are alternatives to bronchodilators?

bronchodilators: the herbal remedies ephedra (Ephedra sinica, also known as ma Huang in traditional Chinese medicine), khellin (Ammi visnaga ) and cramp bark (Viburnum opulus ) are believed to help open the airways.

What are synonyms for alternatively?

Synonyms for " alternatively " noninclusive* answer. - opportunity- substitute- preference- redundancy- different- surrogate- selection For further scavenge on synonyms refer to Dictionary.com . This website has many options regarding words , quotes and many other miscellaneous content concerning literary context. These synonyms were copied & pasted as is from the website. No thanks will be required.

What is an alternative to copyright?

One popular "alternative" to a copyright is the 'Poor Man's Copyright.' This entails placing a copyrightable work in a sealed envelope and mailing it to oneself. The idea is that the work will thus be post marked with a date and sealed giving a record of having the work first. However, it does not prove authorship, which is essential in copyright law. There are no "good" alternatives to copyrights. Copyrights give their owners so many more rights than any other means of intellectual property protection. The next best thing is keeping a work in a safe and never publishing it. It is better to just pay the $35-$45 dollar fee to have a work copyrighted with the US Copyright Office.

What are alternatives to phacoemulsification?

Some older methods of cataract surgery may have to be used if the cataract is too large to remove with a small incision, including: Extracapsular cataract extraction.Intracapsular cataract extraction

What are the alternatives to amputation?

depend on the medical cause underlying the decision to amputate and the degree of medical urgency. In some cases, drug therapy may be considered as an alternative

What alternatives are there to myomectomy?

Hysterectomy (partial or full removal of the uterus) is a common alternative to myomectomy. The most frequent reason for hysterectomy in the United States is to remove fibroid tumors, accounting for 30% of all hysterectomies.

What is an antenna alternative?

By definition an antenna (aerial) is a piece of conductive material which receives (or radiates) radio waves. So there is no alternative to it if the signal is airborne and transmitted by radio signal. However, TV pictures can be transmitted using other methods which although using radio waves (light is a radio wave remember) doesn't use an aerial in the strict sense of the word. TV information can be transmitted as a captured signal in coaxial or open feeder cable like cable TV. This is still a radio signal being used but its not (supposed) to be radiating (although it does leak if badly installed). More recently fibre optic cables have replaced traditional copper wires to carry the information. This uses a modulated laser on multiple frequencies to transmit information to a converter which then produces voltage signals that a TV can decypher and produce an image from.

What are the alternative energy resources an alternative to?

Alternative energy resources such as solar power, wind power, etc, are an alternative to using fossil fuels, such as coal, oil and natural gas. The benefits of using alternative energy are immense, the impact of using coal, oil and natural gas on global warming and the environment are devastating. Additionally, by using alternative energy resources we are saving the natural resources for future generations. (my hubby is a solar manager, and we are proud to be a part of this growing market that has helped create jobs during the tough economic times and keeps big companies like PG&E from making ALL of the money from consumers, basically having a monopoly on who we receive our energy from. Solar power can actually be converted and sold back to energy companies) :)