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Old 02-04-2020, 09:32 PM   #1
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1997 gm 5.7 short bus alternator replacement

Hey guys. We just got our first short bus. 1997gm with the 5.7 on our way home from buying it the alternator we think died. The bus bogged down and after shutting it off it would just click when we tried to start it.
Battery was old so we replaced it and it got us down the road about 5 miles and same thing happened and all it would do is click.
How hard is it to get to the alternator to replace? Iv been looking on YouTube to no avail on similar vans and buses.. if anyone has a guide that would be awesome.
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Old 02-05-2020, 12:58 AM   #2
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Try checking the connectors/wires on the battery. Make sure they are clean/tight. Also check the thick wire going to the starter and the connection at the starter.

Many auto parts stores will check your alternator at no charge. If you have a volt meter, test the voltage on the battery when the engine is running. It should be 13.8-14.3 if the alternator is working properly.
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