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Hi All

I think i've got the dreaded alternator problem with my LS as all my dash lights have come on and won't go off so i think i'll have to replace it unless there is a cure

is it ok still to drive and how do i tell if it is the alternator or another problem

and do we know how easy it is to change it

Cheers

Andy

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If the alternator is still charging, try a different known good Battery

before buying alternator......how old is the Battery? :blink:

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just been and checked and the alternator isn't charging according to my meter and the Battery is only 3 months old

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Hi Turner,sorry to here about your alternator.What sort of money do Lexus want for a new one then?

Looks like im going to miss your car on the television...not got sky :angry:

Hope someone can put the Lexus bit of the show on the net for us with out sky to view?

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If you want to remove the alternator yourself .......

1 disconnect Battery negative cable

2 remove the drive belt[loosen the drive belt tension by

turning the drive belt tensioner anticlockwise] do a drawing how the belt fits first!

3 remove the engine undercover

4 remove the nut and B terminal wire and disconnect the connector [alternator]

5 remove the bolt that goes right through the alternator and the nut and then the alternator.

Reinstall in reverse order,remember to turn the tensioner when refitting belt.

All based on info in the workshop manual.....hope this helps ;)

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If you want to remove the alternator yourself .......

1 disconnect battery negative cable

2 remove the drive belt[loosen the drive belt tension by

turning the drive belt tensioner anticlockwise] do a drawing how the belt fits first!

3 remove the engine undercover

4 remove the nut and B terminal wire and disconnect the connector [alternator]

5 remove the bolt that goes right through the alternator and the nut and then the alternator.

Reinstall in reverse order,remember to turn the tensioner when refitting belt.

All based on info in the workshop manual.....hope this helps ;)

So does the alternator drop out of the bottom, managed to get mine off but looking for a easier way to put it back on !!

Been quoted £90 for a swap from a place in milton keynes !!

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