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My wife broke down near Burlington, WA with her 07 Veracruz so we had it towed to the dealer. Failure of alternator due to oil leaking from valve cover gasket which I see has happened to a few others. Aside from this being a ridiculous design issue, I need to get it fixed. I'm in Canada so I'm sourcing an alternator to take down to put on, but would like to know if someone can advise whether this is the typical 15 minute alternator replacement, and if not, how much harder? If you have a Veracruz, pics would be nice. I need to know if I can just limp this away to a secluded spot and have basic tools along to replace the alternator.

Also can you see if you can see any way to rig a temporary guard to prevent oil from ruining the new alternator until I can get it home and fix the leak?

The dealer is quoting $1100 for both alternator and replacement of both valve cover gaskets so I want to take care of this myself. Any help is much appreciated.
 

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I gots $366 for the alternator (NEW).... Re-man may be available for a bit less...

About 2hr shop labor ($180 here).. add applicable tax.

Valve cover gasket should be warranty (powertrain), so might be able to pass alternator off as casualty of oil leak from cover....

$1100 ??? is that with or without the tow charges ??


If you do it yourself, you in for a good ride.. Santa FE/Sonata, you need to drop the A/C compressor, and lower the frame to get enough room to pass alternator out from bottom.. I did one on Santa Fe, add a handfull of choice select words along the way.
 

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My wife broke down near Burlington, WA with her 07 Veracruz so we had it towed to the dealer. Failure of alternator due to oil leaking from valve cover gasket which I see has happened to a few others. Aside from this being a ridiculous design issue, I need to get it fixed. I'm in Canada so I'm sourcing an alternator to take down to put on, but would like to know if someone can advise whether this is the typical 15 minute alternator replacement, and if not, how much harder? If you have a Veracruz, pics would be nice. I need to know if I can just limp this away to a secluded spot and have basic tools along to replace the alte

Also can you see if you can see any way to rig a temporary guard to prevent oil from ruining the new alternator until I can get it home and fix the leak?

The dealer is quoting $1100 for both alternator and replacement of both valve cover gaskets so I want to take care of this myself. Any help is much appreciated.
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Same thing happened to me, the dealer replaced the valve gasket and new altenator at 16,600 miles. Happened again at 26000 miles. Again they replaced valve gasket and alternator. This is BIG SAFETY ISSUE since there is no indication that this is going to happen. I have filed a complaint with the US National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA). I HOPE THIS RESULTS IN A RECALL SINCE DEALER SAY'S THERE IS NO FIX FOR THIS.
 
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Unfortunately this is a common problem on vehicles equipped with your engine.

Its not the easiest of alternators to change, but its definitely not the hardest.

The easiest way I have found to do it on a Veracruz is to remove the drive belt and then the RH Fan assembly (when looking at the engine from the front, the one on your left) It has a harness clipped to it and 2 10mm bolts at the top. The fan will be free. You have to move the wires out of the way that run down the front end of the engine near the alternator and valve cover. And remove the upper radiator hose (at the radiator end only) Then you can ever so barely squeeze the fan out but you can get it out.

Make sure you disconnect the battery, so when you remove the alternator wiring you don't short anything out.

You have to completely remove the top bolt on the alternator, and only loosen the lower bolt as the bolt does't go through your standard mounting holes, the bolt itself actually sits in a receiver groove.

Once the alternator bolts are free and out, you might have to use a screwdriver or small pry bar to get the alternator out of the groove, becareful when you do this and hold on tight to the alternator, because if it comes flying out and you dont have a grip on it, either the prybar, or the alternator are going flying into your radiator. Then you are in for some $$....

But its a pretty simple task.
 

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Hi I just upload a quick video on how to replace a 2010/11 Hyundai Veracruz Alternator as here in Brazil Hyundai did not make the recall.
My car was still under warranty but no deal with hyundai.
So I bought a new one and replace it.
Here is the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2wJ8C88q5Q
After replacing I have opened and cleaned the old alternator and the problem was the brush holder so I ordered a new one (US$ 10.00) and will replace it so I will have a spare alternator just in case.
 
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