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post #1 of 7 Old 06-21-2012, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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Changing the alternator

I have an 07 Compass Sport, and I plan on trying to change my alternator on my own. Has anybody done this on their own? Anybody have any instructions or videos to help me out. I have done an alternator before on my old Audi, but I know this is different. Any help would be awesome.
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[QUOTE=ncooksey66;32571]I have an 07 Compass Sport, and I plan on trying to change my alternator on my own. Has anybody done this on their own? Anybody have any instructions or videos to help me out. I have done an alternator before on my old Audi, but I know this is different. Any help would be awesome.[/QUOTE goodluck it`s a pita nice and tight! Think you have to take it out from the bottomi cant remember

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post #3 of 7 Old 09-22-2012, 07:18 PM
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just did my wifes alternator today!!! it was not easy but also not impossible
heres what i wrote in another thread...im in process of uploading a vid to youtube now


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u have to remove
-the pass. tire/wheel
-lower splash gaurd
-front splash gaurd just behind fender
-use belt tensioner to release tension in serp belt
-remove idler pully
-remove 2 bolts holding the ac condensor to the frame (will give more wiggle room later)

now undo lower alternator bolt and then upper bolt
-remove all 3 a/c compressor bolts (do not remove any lines) let it hang
-undo electrical at alternator
-undo one electrical plug at driver side of a/c compressor
-make sure alternator is now free

now the hard part

rotate alternator pully down towards passenger side from original positon
so that the pully points straight down and upper mounting bolt is pointing horizontal out towards the passenger side fender

push down on the ac compressor (fairly hard) to give u just barely enough room to slide the alternator out

the only thing i found online was a black and white diagram that was very vague

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post #4 of 7 Old 09-23-2012, 11:54 PM
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here are the vids hopefully the next guy searching the forum or the net will find them helpful


Jeep Compass Alternator Replacement - YouTube
Removing an Alternator on a Jeep Compass, Part 2 - YouTube

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post #5 of 7 Old 11-12-2013, 04:56 PM
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Can anyone recommend a good source for a replacement alternator?

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post #6 of 7 Old 11-15-2013, 06:24 PM
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sry dude i got mine from a local shop that deals strictly with refurbished generators.

FWIW i buy 95% of my other car parts from what is now called "PartsTrain" (used to be carpartswholesale) maybe try them?

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sry dude i got mine from a local shop that deals strictly with refurbished generators.

FWIW i buy 95% of my other car parts from what is now called "PartsTrain" (used to be carpartswholesale) maybe try them?
Order up a refurbished alternator. Found one for $120 from AlternatorPros. Will install this weekend and hopefully that solves part of the issue.

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