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No power at all

While changing out the alternator accidentally let wrench touch both positive and negative battery terminal now have no power at all any help would be very much appreciated

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  • pickupoops Oct 18, 2008

    Replaced battery. not even a spark when i hooked negative terminal. Must be something on truck or in truck all fuses under dash are ok. Any help please this is my only transportation and I work 45 miles from home

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Probably have ruined the battery. I suggest you replace it.

Posted on Oct 18, 2008

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    samson-1 Oct 19, 2008

    Did you check the fuses and circut breakers under the hood?

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How to take out an altanator on a 1999 pontiac montana


Instructions
    • 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.

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Have a delcotron alternator ,what to know where no.1 terminal and no.2terminal wire goes it is on my 1946 cj2a jeep my amp hand does not show a charge had alternator checked out and is ok


  • Use a wrench to remove the negative and positive battery cables: They are clearly labeled "+" and "-." Always remove the negative cable first, as this isolates the power to the metal parts of your car. Tuck the cables away from the battery as you don't want them to accidentally touch a battery terminal when you're wiring your alternator.

  • 3

    Locate the alternator terminals. There are two: one marked "live," "pos" or "+" and the other marked "neg," "field" or "-."

  • 4

    Locate the two cables. The positive (red) cable goes to your battery via a wire loom or harness. The negative (black) cable attaches to a metal part of your car.

  • 5

    Check how the cables attach to the alternator terminals. Some connect using eyelets that hook over the terminal and tighten with a bolt; others connect by inserting the wire under the terminal and tightening a bolt.

  • 6

    Loosen the two bolts using a suitable-sized wrench or, if the cables connect using eyelets, remove the bolts.

  • 7

    Insert the exposed end of the negative (black) cable under the loosened bolt on the negative terminal of the alternator, then tighten the bolt. If the cable has an eyelet, hook it over the terminal and screw the bolt back in place and tighten using a wrench.

  • 8

    Insert the exposed end of the positive (red) cable under the loosened bolt on the positive terminal of the alternator, then tighten the bolt. If the cable has an eyelet, hook it over the terminal and screw the bolt back in place and tighten using a wrench.

  • 9

    Replace the positive battery cable on the positive battery terminal using a wrench. Replace the negative battery cable on the negative battery terminal.

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    My first guess would be to clean the battery terminals and cable connections at the battery if you haven't done so already. To do this requires removing the connections, usually a 1/2" wrench or in your case probably am 11 or 12 millimeter wrench. Always remove the negative first to prevent accidentally touching the positive terminal and a grounded metal part. You can buy a battery post and connection cleaner at any auto parts store or walmart or Kmart. Make sure when you reconnect the terminals reconnect the positive and tighten until it won't move. Don't overtighten as this will break the connector which is very soft. Then reconnect the negative and tighten the same way. If you don't feel comfortable doing this I recommend finding a friend or family member who is. Better safe than sorry. This is the easiest check to make. If after doing this it still does the same thing then it is possible the starter has failed which will require removal and testing. You can also go to Autozone.com and find repair information step by step for your vehicle and also parts and pricing. Good luck. Hope this helps.

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    2. Remove the serpentine belt by inserting the end of the serpentine belt tool into the square hole on the belt tensioner and rotating the removal tool clockwise. Unplug the alternator's electrical connector. Remove the bolt holding the positive voltage cable to the alternator using a 3/8-inch ratchet and a metric socket. Remove the positive voltage cable from the alternator.

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    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2. Remove the serpentine drive belt.
    3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
    4. Remove the right front wheel from the vehicle.
    5. Remove the right wheel inner fender splash shield.
    6. If equipped, remove the alternator dust shield attaching bolt and unclip the shield from the alternator. When removing the dust shield, be careful not to damage the rubber boot over the battery's positive terminal.
    7. Disengage the alternator field wire connector.
    8. Remove the retaining nut and wire from the positive (B+) terminal on the back of the alternator, using alternator output stud wrench SA9401C or equivalent, as a back-up wrench to prevent the stud from rotating. If the positive terminal stud rotates, the plastic insulator will crack or break, causing alternator failure.
    9. Remove the upper and lower alternator attaching bolts.
    10. Remove the alternator from the vehicle through the wheel well opening.
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    2. Remove the serpentine drive belt.
    3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
    4. Remove the right front wheel from the vehicle.
    5. Remove the right wheel inner fender splash shield.
    6. If equipped, remove the alternator dust shield attaching bolt and unclip the shield from the alternator. When removing the dust shield, be careful not to damage the rubber boot over the battery's positive terminal.
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    10. Remove the alternator from the vehicle through the wheel well opening

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