Hi everyone, I've got yet another job that I have to do with my Corolla, and this time it's replacing the Alternator.
The voltage regulator failed the other night and the battery, which also happened to be dodgy, drained very quickly which meant I needed Roadside Assistance. I got a new battery from the Roadside Assistance guy, and had to drive for 30 minutes on a battery that wasn't charging due to the faulty regulator. I basically had everything off. Radio, fans, interior lights; all to conserve the battery charge.
I ordered a new Alternator today (same type, perfect for 4AFE engine), since I don't know how long it's been in the car, nor do I know how much longer it'll last for. Can't hurt to take some safety precautions. It'll show up on Monday, and until then I'm going to be doing as little driving as possible, and especially little to no driving at night.
With a Gregory's service book at my side, installing the Alternator should be a breeze, but I'm curious to know if anyone has any helpful suggestions, things to look out for, or tricks and tips to know when installing the Alternator.
I'll update the thread with progress and anything peculiar I come across.