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Re: removing alt. bolt
The bolt goes in from the back, bottom of the alternator, and the nut is on the front, bottom of the alt. It's a long bolt, u will probably have to get a wrench on both ends, I seem to remember the last time I had mine out, the nut came off ok, then I had to turn the long bolt while pulling back slightly to get it to come out. Let me know it u need more info. countrycurt0
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First, take off negative battery cable.
No serpentine belt on one this old, so you need to loosen alternator on the pivot and swing it toward engine to remove the belt. Now unbolt it from the adjusting arm and from the bottom pivot bolt or bolts, after removing the electrical connections. Just reverse to put new alt. on.
Disconnect battery first then you must access alt from bottom of car as it sits on bottom of motor,
left side if facing from front. So get car on lift remove FL wheel
remove the 2 bolts one on top and one on bottom slide bolts out pull
down alt disconnect plug and cable nut. Getting alt out royal pain but
flip and turn move hose till it will come out very tight fit but will
come out without taking any hoses off replace with new. recommend putting it on a lift.
On the Tucson it is quite easy..... have changed 2 on my 2005 Tucson.....do it in this sequence and you shouldn't have any problems 1st disconnect both cables on the battery then do it 2nd remove serpentine belt... 3rd jack up the car at least where the tire is at least 4 inches off the ground.. 4th remove tire.. 5th remove inner splash guard.... 6th remove brake riser bracket... (2 bolts)... 7th remove upper bolt on alt... 8th remove upper alt bracket (2 bolts)....9th this is the hard one remove the lower bolt on the alt.... the bolt cannot be removed the lower mount actually drops into the mount.... it lifts up.... disconnect both cables one snaps in the other bolts on reverse the order and you can have it done in less than 2 hrs total time
This should be the same as a car, jack the front of the car up put stands under, remove front wheels, remove bottom cover (about 7 screws), Remove powersteering pump pully 3 bolts, remove and refit new belt and P/S pully, you might get away with not having to adjust alt but if you have to youll need a 13mm spanner to undo the locking bolt then pull the alt tight (its really tight u might need a bar), once all done replace in reverse order.
TO REPLACE THE ALTERNATOR YOU WILL HAVE TO DISCONECT THE BATERY AND RAISE AND SUPORT THE CAR FROM THE FRONT LEFT END AND REMOVE THE TIRE AFTER THAT LOSEN OF THE ALT BELT BY LOSENING AND REMOVING A SHORT 12MM HEAD SCREW ON THE ALT ADJUSTER ON TOP AND LOSENING AND REMOVING A LARGE 14MM HEAD SCREW ON THE BOTTOM AFTER THAT PRAY THE ALT WITH A BIG FLAT HEAD SCREWDRIVER AFTER THAT TAKE OF THE ALT SUPORT TO LET THE ALT COME DOWN THE SUPORT IS BOLTED TO THE ENGINE BLOCK WITH 2 SHORT 14MM HEAD SCREWS, AFTER THAT YOU CAN TAKE OF THE ALT CONECTOR AND B+ CABLE NOW YOU CAN REMOVE THE ALT . INST INVERSE
You need to first take off youre serptine belt. Inspect that and generally its a good idea to replace. Next there is a electrical connection on the alternator. DISCONNECT the battery FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! then disconnect the connection on the alternator, there are a couple of bolts that attach the alternator to the engine. and then simply bolt on the new one, re-attach the electrical connection and then re-install the (new) belt.
1st disconnect the battery! Use a tensioner pulley release tool to get the serp. belt off, then remove the wiring harness to the alternator, then pull the top short bolt out, then remove the long pivot bolt at the bottom of the alt.
you will have disconect the neg.-BAT TERMINAL then loosen alt. adjusting bolt,remove alt. belt( or remove serpentine belt if so exist) then remove the two existing bolt at the bottom of the alt.then remove altenator.ree-install in reverse direction.