Strapped for cash this holiday season? Replacing an alternator can cost you several hundred bucks at the local repair shop, but it's one of the simplest repairs you can do at home. With a few tools and about an hour you can swap it out yourself -- and keep your dough in your pocket where it belongs. Note:
As this is a Craftsman
-sponsored project, you'll notice a number of Craftsman tools in the photos, including Cross Force Wrenches
. But here's a secret: we already owned 'em all. They're the same tools we'd have used if they weren't sponsors. Really!