How do I replace my alternator in my 2008 tucson?

Asked by Sep 01, 2015 at 01:16 PM about the 2008 Hyundai Tucson Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Directions for DIY replacement of alternator and tools needed.

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Now tools..? Several large assorted hammers. Just kidding, ok? But you do need a breaker bar to release tension on serpentine belt, or a ratchet and 'cheater' bar, and assorted sockets and a ratchet. Some end-wrenches also. It's really not that difficult, one of those kind of jobs that might take all afternoon the first time, then the second time you do it will take one hour. If you have no tools whatsoever now, you will need to buy a basic metric kit. Whatever you do, don't forget the first and most important step: disconnect the Neg -- battery cable. As shown in the picture, the alternator is down low on the engine and the access is from wheel-well. Most cars you don't have to take wheel off to do an alternator, but please please don't do this on tire-jack. Support car properly. This is literally a life-and death thing, if the car falls off a tire jack you can be crushed. No BS, it's really that important

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