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Alternator removal Unhooking the alternator is bad enough, but how do you get out of the engine compartment once that's done?

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Tilting the Engine

Set the parking brake and then put the shifter in neutral so you will not damage the transmission. Remove both upper engine mounts, They make a special tool for this but its a little expensive so I just use a ratchet strap. Hook one end to the engine and the other to something solid on the front of the engine compartment. Pull the strap as tight as you can and then ratchet the engine forward as much as you can. It won't give you enough room to remove the alternator, but it will help give you room to take off what you need to to get it out.

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How to take out an altanator on a 1999 pontiac montana

    • Detach the negative battery cable from the battery of the Pontiac Montana with an open end wrench and move the cable so that it is not touching any metal objects.
    • 2Locate the alternator in the front of the engine on the passenger side of the engine compartment. The alternator will be on the top, side of the engine with a belt running to the crankshaft pulley.
    • 3Unfasten the electrical wire connector from the alternator by using a socket wrench to undo the nut and take the electrical wire connector off the terminal.
    • 4Loosen the bolts holding the alternator in place with a socket wrench just enough so that you can move the alternator on the bracket, and take the alternator belt off the pulley. Note: Do not remove the belt from the crankshaft pulley.
    • 5Undo both bolts on the alternator with a socket wrench until you can remove the bolts completely and take the alternator out of the bracket, removing it entirely from the engine compartment.
    • 6Position the new alternator in the bracket and slide the bolts back into place, tightening the bolts with a socket wrench until you can just barely slide the alternator on the bracket.
    • 7Place the alternator belt around the alternator pulley and check the position of the belt around both the crankshaft and alternator pulleys to verify that it is seated properly.
    • 8Place a crow bar between the alternator and engine block and pull back on the alternator with the bar to add tension to the belt.
    • 9Tighten the bolts on the alternator with a socket wrench while you keep the tension on the alternator belt.
    • 10Reattach the electrical wire connector to the alternator terminal by placing the connector and the nut on the terminal and securing with a socket wrench.
    • 11Connect the negative battery cable to the battery of the Pontiac Montana with an open end wrench.

Oct 04, 2012 | 1999 Pontiac Montana

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How to replace alternator on buick lesabre

First disconnect the negative battery cable, then locate the belt tension pulley, you will have to release the pressure to remove the belt. Be sure to sketch a picture of the belt route if there isn't one in your engine compartment. After you have the negative battery cable unhooked and the belt off, remove the big red wire going to the back of the alternator. Make sure that the big nut against the alternator doesn't more while your disconnecting the wire. After this or if there isn't enough room to take wire off, go ahead and remove the bolts holding the alternator to the engine, or the mounting brackets that it bolts to. Now your ready to unhook the plug in the back of the alternator, if you haven't already. And your done. Hope this helps!

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I have a 2003 kia spectra 1.8 liter. The alternator isn't charging the battery but when I took it off and had it tested 3 times it passed every time. The belt is tight enough and I replaced the plug...

Hi, there are 3 fuses the the alternator needs to charge the battery. These may be inside the car or in a box in the engine compartment. They are named IG1, ECU, and ALT. If you have trouble finding them, please get back to me.



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How do you remove the alternator on a 2001 continental

2001 Lincoln Continental 4.6L engine

Alternator replacement

1. Disconnect negative battery cable

2. Drain radiator coolant until coolant has drained from overflow bottle

3. Disconnect overflow hose at bottle

4. Remove 2 top power steering reservoir bolts and position reservoir out of the way

5. Disconnect coolant level sensor and bottom hose from coolant overflow bottle

6. Remove retaining nut and bolt

7. Remove coolant overflow bottle

8. Remove drive belt

9. Remove 4 fasteners from top alternator bracket and remove bracket

10. Remove attachment bolts and alternator from vehicle

11. To install reverse proceedure

12. Fill radiator and overflow bottle

13. Bleed air from cooling system

Feb 26, 2011 | Lincoln Continental Cars & Trucks

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How to replace alternator

Remove the negative battery cable from the battery.
2. Loosen the right front wheel lug nuts.
3. Jack up the automobile and place jack stands in appropriate positions. Leave room to access the alternator from underneath the car.
4. Complete removal of the right front wheel.
5. Remove the right front lower splash shield.
6. Release tension on the serpentine belt at the tensioner.
7. Slip the belt off of the tensioner and the alternator.
8. Attach an engine hoist at the front of the engine. This is a transverse mounted engine and the hoist will need to be attached near the engine mount located at the right front fender inner fender.
9. Remove the top portion of this mount.
10. Loosen the rear engine mount at the firewall. This mount is slotted and will permit you to pull the engine forward toward the right front corner of the engine compartment. This will give access to the alternator.
11. Remove the two bolts that attach the serpentine belt tensioner and remove the tensioner.
12. Remove the top alternator mounting bolt. Do this from the engine compartment side.
13. Remove the lower alternator mounting bolt. Do this from underneath the car.
14. Turn the rear of the alternator up to access and remove the electrical leads.
15. Remove the alternator from the engine compartment.
16. Install the new alternator in the REVERSE ORDER.

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Dec 28, 2010 | 2002 Saab 9-5

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Belt diagram 1997 toyota corolla? alternator belt replacement?

The 97 Corolla has three accessory belts. The alternator belt is the one you see when you look down on the passenger side standing near the front of the engine compartment. If fits over the alternator and the engine pulley. The belt beneath it is the a/c belt (if the car has a/c). It fits over the engine pulley and the a/c compressor. The power steering belt is toward the rear of the engine compartment, on the same side. It fits around the engine pulley and the power steering pump.

Replacing the alternator belt is not too difficult. Standing in front of the car and facing towards the rear, loosen the locking bolt under the right side of the alternator. Then loosen the alternator hinge bolt on top of the alternator. Now you are ready to loosen the alternator belt tensioner adjustment bolt, accessed under the alternator from the front. Turn the tensioner until the old belt is loose enough to remove, then turn it further so that the new belt will go on easily. Replace the belt and re-tension until you have about 1/4 in. to 1/8 in. of play in the belt, tighten the lock bolt and the hinge bolt, and run the engine. If the belt squeals it means you need more tension, but do not overtension. Recheck it after a few days.

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with the engine running remove pos cable from battery and if it dies,bad alt.

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I can not figure out how to remove the alternator from a 2000 caravan w/3.3l engine. Alternator is free but I can not contort it out of the engine compartment? Any help please! Thanks Greg

I have recently done this twice to my 2000 Grand Caravan with the 3.3l engine.
1) Remove the top plate which is attached to the alternator mounting bracket held in by 3 bolts.
2) remove the alternator bolts securing the altenator to the mounting bracket.
3) pry the alternator off the bottom mounting bracket
4) turn the alternator around show you can easily see the power wires on back of the alternator and remove the 11/32 nut holding the wire to the alternator. Be careful not to drop the nut behind the engine, because you probably will never find it (experienced).
5) Disconnect the wires from the alternator
6) Remove the black cooragated tube running vertical in front of the alternator and remove the tubes hold clip from the suspension wall.
7) Slide the alrernator pully first up through the opening. You may need to rotate the alternator a little so it fits up through.


Mar 21, 2009 | 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan

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