Honda CRV Alternator Replacement: A Comprehensive Step-by-step Guide

If you own a Honda CR-V from 2007 through 2011 and need to replace the alternator, you’ve come to the right place. I’m Brian Essa from How to Automotive, and I’ll walk you through the entire process. The alternator I’m using is a Denso remanufactured alternator, and I’ll provide a link to it in the video description. I’ve also decided to replace the serpentine belt, as the one in the vehicle was in poor condition.

Let’s get started by disconnecting the negative battery cable and ensuring it’s tucked away to prevent any accidental contact. Next, we need to elevate the front of the vehicle, remove the passenger’s front wheel, and the inner splash shield to gain access to the belts and other components.

To remove the serpentine belt, there are different tool options available, and I use an 18-inch long wrench to torque the tensioner and release the belt. After removing the belt, it’s essential to observe its routing and condition.

Proceeding to the alternator, we detach the power steering pump and the related bracket to access the alternator bolts and electrical connectors. The process involves removing the bolts, unplugging the electrical connector, and carefully maneuvering the alternator out of its position. It’s crucial to compare the old alternator with the new one and transfer any necessary components.

Installing the new alternator, securing the electrical connectors, reattaching the power steering pump, and reassembling the components follows. Once everything is back in place, we can reconnect the negative battery cable, reset the clock and radio, and verify the vehicle’s charging rate.

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