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Old 08-14-2016, 03:26 PM   #1
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Alternator belt and alternator replacement

We have a 2005 Monaco diplomat with rear radiator and it appears I need to change the altenator or and the belts. This looks difficult. Anybody tackle this job??
If so how?
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Alternator belt and alternator replacement

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We have a 2005 Monaco diplomat with rear radiator and it appears I need to change the altenator or and the belts. This looks difficult. Anybody tackle this job??

If so how?

Folks who have similar coaches will respond. I have 2008 with side radiator so it was simple. Do you have one or two belts? Alternator and belt about 1 hours work. Getting to cables on alternator the hardest part.


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Here's what my alternator looks like.

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Not to bad. Can you do your own mechanical work ?

I bought a new alternator from here.

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If it were me i would have the alternator rebuilt saves a lot of problems and a lot cheaper usually and just as good imo.
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We have a 2005 Monaco diplomat with rear radiator and it appears I need to change the altenator or and the belts. This looks difficult. Anybody tackle this job??
If so how?
Jim,

We have a 2006 Diplomat which should be very similar to your coach. We have never replaced the alternator but did replace the belt last fall. The link below is a post we made looking for advise. If you go down to post #16 you can read my comments after replacing the belt. I discovered a trick that allowed me to replace the belt from underneath the coach without removing any panels in the bedroom.

Help changing belt on 2006 Diplomat

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I have a 2006 Knight rear radiator - Changed my serpentine belt from the bottom a month ago - would have been easier with another 6 inchs added to my arms but not terrible- but I don't think I would be able to get the alt. out with out taking apart the rear closet and removing the floor.
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We have a an '05 HR Endeavor rear radiator that the alternator went out in last year so I changed it out. Did the whole job from underneath, never opened the bedroom trap doors. I found that the alternator had been changed out before and had the wrong unit installed. I ordered the right one, a Delco 28SI with the sensing wire, the wire for charging the house batteries and the 6V wire for the dash signal.

The biggest problem was putting the new one up in place as it was beyond my reach and could only fit one hand up there. Used a rope and tied it around the unit and over the charge air tubeing and pulled it into place. Tied the rope off when in place and started the bolts loosely so the rope would come off. Oh, I forgot the wires, Take them off and put them back on before the alt. is all the way in place. Much easier than when it is tightened down and too close to the engine block to get to.

In any case it was much easier than I thought it would be.
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