The alternator is a very important part of the Dodge Caravan’s electrical system — it keeps the van powered by converting mechanical energy to electrical to keep the battery recharged. A bad alternator will cause the battery to lose power quickly and needs to be replaced. The exact method of changing an alternator will vary, especially depending on the type of engine your Caravan has, so check with your mechanic before you take on this task yourself.
Tools Used: Tools, Wrench, Alternator
Change the Alternator
Disconnect the negative (black) cable from the van’s battery by loosening its cable clamp nut with a wrench. Place the disconnected wire someplace secure to prevent it from touching the battery terminal.