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Do the brake and charge lights on your automobile's dashboard light up at the same time? That may be a sign that your vehicle's alternator needs to be replaced. The alternator is an electromechanical device that transfers mechanical energy into electrical energy through alternating current. It is a small rotating machine driven by the engine of your car. So, if you are experiencing an unusual thing in your vehicle wherein the brake and charge lights go on at the same time, a broken alternator may be the cause of it. Good thing that there is now a low cost option to a new alternator. Instead of buying a brand new alternator to fix the problem, all that you may need is just an alternator brush set. Having top quality alternator brushes can solve your car's problems with low voltage and other related issues with the brake and charge lights. When you get an alternator brush, find one that comes with a holder and spring. Make sure it is made by a credible manufacturer that has high standards for quality in making their products. It is important that you check if it is a perfect fit for your vehicle. If you are like the kind of people who prefer to personally do minor mechanical work on their vehicles, then you will enjoy replacing the alternator brushes yourself. You can install it on your automobile appropriate metric sockets for your vehicle, a medium sized screwdriver, a crowbar or a long thick screwdriver to place tension on the belt, wire cutters, wide jaw pliers, and masking tape. Regardless of whether you want to install it yourself or have someone install it for you, you are sure to save a lot of money by buying an alternator brush instead of a new alternator to allow it to function properly again.Right here in Auto Parts Warehouse, we offer you the finest alternator brush to solve your alternator's problems at a very affordable rate. We have a wide selection of top-grade alternator brushes from the most trusted brands. You can also take a look at our superior quality parts and accessories to further improve your car's condition. Order now and avail of our fast delivery option. Our 24/7 customer service and live chat are available anytime to give you added assistance and more helpful information. Equip your car with a new and durable alternator brush to restore your car's optimum performance.

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Replacing Alternator Brush: The Easy, Cheaper Way

If your car battery has been failing to charge recently, and you feel like your alternator needs to be replaced soon, you do not have to worry about repair and expenses. An alternator brush can take care of the job just right-less the hassle and the price. Installing a new brush will also extend the life of your car's alternator. Here's how we replaced the alternator brush in a Toyota 4x4:

Difficulty level: Moderate

Tools that you'll need:

  • Metric sockets
  • Screwdriver set
  • Replacement alternator brush

Step 1: To avoid electrical discharge, disconnect the negative battery terminal. You can now remove spark plug wires and the distributor cap to give you a better view of your car's alternator.

Step 2: Remove the wire covered with the 90 degree boot from the alternator. Next, detach the larger wire at the back of the alternator by pulling it away. You will notice a wire harness and a plastic clip on the underside of the body of the alternator. Remove it as well as the plastic clip that holds the wire.

Step 3: Loosen the 12 mm lower adjusting bolt and remove the belt from the pulley. Now, unbolt the upper pivot bolt with a 14 mm socket. Now, you can detach the alternator from your car.

Step 4: Remove the mounting hardware from the positive battery terminal on the alternator. To expose the brush holder and the rubber boot, unbolt the three 8 mm bolts at the back cover of the alternator's housing.

Step 5: Pull the rubber boot off and check the worn-out brushes. Replace it with the new brushes and reassemble. Also replace the bolts that you have removed. You can now return the alternator to its place. Reinstall the two hoses on the air box. Reconnect the battery and test-drive your vehicle.

In two hours or less, your alternator is as good as new. You don't have to worry about your battery being discharged. With a simple auto repair, you have saved your battery, your alternator, and your money wisely.

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