How to Remove Alternator: 2010-2015 Camaro 3.6L/6.2L

The Camaro’s alternator is a generator that produces an alternating current, and supplies voltage to the vehicle’s electrical system. Sometimes it’s necessary to take off an alternator because it’s malfunctioning, or remove it to gain access to parts on the vehicle that need servicing. In either case, this guide will teach you how to remove the alternator from a Camaro.

Alternator Removal V6 Engines

  1. Detach the battery cable clamp from the negative battery post.
  2. Take off the drive belt.
  3. Raise the vehicle with a floor jack and support it with jack stands. Refer to owners manual for proper lifting and safety procedures.
  4. Remove the 16 fasteners that hold down the engine’s splash shield and take away the splash shield.
  5. Allow the engine to cool and then remove the radiator cap.
  6. Place a large container under the radiator drain fitting and open the fitting to drain the engine coolant.
  7. Remove the front and rear coolant pipe fasteners.
  8. Remove the fasteners from the pipe-to-thermostat housing.
  9. Take away the coolant pipe from the thermostat housing.
  10. Push aside the alternator’s protection cover to expose the alternators battery terminal. Then take off the battery cable that’s connected to the alternator.
  11. Detach the electrical plug from the alternator.
  12. Remove the bolts that fasten down the alternator and carefully remove the alternator.

Alternator Removal V8 Engines

  1. Detach the cable clamp from the negative battery post.
  2. Take off the drive belt.
  3. Remove the air filter housing assembly.
  4. Push aside the alternator’s protection cover to expose the alternators battery terminal.
  5. Remove the battery cable connected to the alternator.
  6. Detach the electrical plug from the alternator. Some mechanics have reported that it’s easier to remove the alternators electrical plug after unbolting the alternator.
  7. Remove lower and upper alternator mounting bolts and take off the alternator.

If the alternator is being removed because it’s suspected of being faulty, have it bench tested at your local auto parts store before replacing it with a new alternator. Bench testing an alternator is the most definitive way to establish whether it’s good or bad.

NOTE: These alternator removal procedures are specific to the 2010-2015 Chevrolet Camaro 6.2L V8 engines (LS3, L99, LSA) and 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Chevy Camaro 3.6L V6 engines (LFX, LLT), and supercharged. 

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