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How do i replace the alternator on my 2006 acura mdx, yes,

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How do i replace the alternator on my 2006 acura mdx
JA: Have you done a battery test? Has there been any change in headlight brightness?
Customer: yes
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: I have done this on my Caddie & Chevy Van in the past I just need yo know what I am up against... I do not havw the money for labor as I am disabled.... so I do it my self but just need some direction and or pics.....
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Acura
Expert:  Cary York replied 1 year ago.

R&R alternator pays 1.5 hrs. book time. Not a quick repair without the proper tools and equipment. I will post the procedures.

Expert:  Cary York replied 1 year ago.
  1. Make sure you have the anti-theft codes for the radio and the navigation system, then write down the customer's audio presets. Make sure the ignition switch is OFF.
  2. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery first, then disconnect the positive cable.
  3. Remove the intake manifold cover and ignition coil cover.
  4. Remove the drive belt.

  1. Remove the harness clamp (A), then remove the bracket (B).
  2. Disconnect the alternator connector (C) and the BLK wire (D) from the alternator.

  1. Remove the mounting bolt (A) and alternator bracket mounting bolt (B), then remove the alternator.


  1. Install the alternator, and tighten the mounting bolt (A) and bracket mounting bolt (B).

  1. Connect the alternator connector (A), BLK wire (B) to the alternator.
  2. Install the harness bracket (C), then install the harness clamp (D).
  3. Install the drive belt.
  4. Install the ignition coil cover and intake manifold cover.
  5. Connect the positive cable to the battery first, then connect the negative cable.
  6. Enter the anti-theft codes for the radio and the navigation system.
  7. Enter the customer's audio presets.
  8. Do the power window control unit reset procedure.
  9. Set the clock.