Replacing the alternator on a 1991 Subaru Legacy L sedan

Replacing the alternator on a 1991-1993 Subaru Legacy sedan is actually pretty easy, since its located right in the front middle of the engine compartment, and is clearly identifiable by its internal copper coil. Nevertheless, when I had to do it yesterday on my ’91 Legacy, I couldn’t really find any good pictures of how the process works, so I decided to post a video. If you have any questions, please fill out a comment below.

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nicopatterno (Sep 02, 2011)

so this is the way of fixing things up on a Subaru! I’ve been having my car fixed on the dealership of sometimes to my mechanic

richard davis (Sep 05, 2011)

These are not the simple things a mechanic does to fix the car. You need to have the right tools in fixing such parts especially if it deals with the electrical of the vehicle.

chilton auto repair manual (Sep 05, 2011)

Fixing some electrical components in the vehicle should be handled by the pros! It’s really hard tinkering having those cars fixed with a broken alternator if you don’t know what to do with it coz you are just way to scared of the electricity involved on the component.

James Chandler (Oct 15, 2011)

I just finished replacing my alternator in a ’93 Subaru legacy. This video is spot on on how easy it is and how to do it. As long as you unhook the battery first you don’t need to worry about the electricity involved, and you don’t need special tools unless your dealing with computerized parts, which the alternator isn’t. Thanks for the video, it was great.