Alternators are created for one thing and that is to convert the mechanical energy into an alternating current. How it works is the belt of the engine drives the shaft of the alternator. In doing so, the electricity is produced from the machines mechanical energy. After this takes place, the power begins to be channeled. With all of this said and done, the electricity is used to recharge the battery as well as power the vehicle’s electrical system.
If you want to replace an alternator on your vehicle, you will find that some have more amps and some are certainly more expensive. Regardless of what kind of vehicle it is, you first want to be able to see the bolts. While this sounds like a quick and painless step, many times people end up having to remove other parts just to get to the bolts.
Prior to removing the old alternator, pay close attention to how it is connected. Then with a crayon or marker, mark the location of it so you have an idea of where to connect it to. Next you will begin to look for the wires connected to the alternator and begin unplugging them. After unplugging the wires, you should be able to remove the bolts. Once the wires are unplugged and the bolts are removed, the alternator should be free.
There are many parts within a car that people are unfamiliar with such as the alternator. While many people are well aware of the importance of the engine to their car, the alternator is nothing they get hyped up about. However, it is this car part that the engine cannot work without.