Hey everyone my runner died today! I believe its the alternator ! Might need help getting the parts and it together!
Yeah right...lol that is good...that we didnt have too...My engine area didnt get all that dirty...though which was a sureprise...At least we didn't have to tow two rigs down. We might have needed more duct tape. I agree with troy. The battery light on the dash came on for me today, its probably cuz there is so much dirt in the bay. I plan on taking it to the car wash tomorrow and hosing everything out real good. The lesson I learned on my 88 doing this was, do it on a sunny day or put a plastic bag over the distributor and alternator. If you need to get the dirt off of those, I just did it when it was sunny and let it dry, as it won't start for awhile after the alt and dist get wet. Oh and use the gentle setting at the car wash. It may not be the best way to get your engine clean, but its fast and effective.
Good luck with yours.
lol the towing isnt an issue my dads 2500 turbo desiel will get that done...i was more in the need of trying learn about how to fix things...i am a novice on fixing things on my car...and i just simply needed info on what i would need to fix it myself...and some guidence...i might have some time tomorrow to help drag it back up to arvada if that would help.... but man thats a really long drive lol
Kyle pretty much outlined the procedure. Here's a link to the FSM which will show you which bolts he's talking about. If you can't find the specific year of your runner, pick any of them with the same motor as yours. All the 3.4's are the same when it comes to the location of the alt (aka generator) as well as the mounts, etc.Disco the battery, unplug the connectors at the alternator, swing it down to loosen the belt. Remove the bolts and pull it out. Go to parts store, give them your core and get a new one. Reverse of step one.
Really....you can do it.... If you wanna wheel with the boys, you gotta take care of some things on your own....including driving your own rig, even under tough situations.
Lover's spat maybe?..and i certainly dont need any pompus remarks, regarding the situation on how i handled the driving of my car anywhere and in any "tough situations"...i really find the last portion of your post un-polite it could be i have a had bad day...if so i might apologize later but who knows...
This has been one f***ing horrible month...2 weeks ago my tire blew...then a week later my antenna motor died...and now this and my car is 30-45 mins away...alone...and useless...