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How to replace alternator on 98 chevy metro 4 cylinder

Dont know a whole lot about it my uncle is replacing it

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  1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery cable. CAUTION: Failure to observe Step 1 may result in a serious personal injury. It a tool is shorted at the generator lead, the tool will become hot enough to cause a serious burn .
  2. Remove the air cleaner assembly.
  3. Remove the rubber protector, the nut and the electrical connector from the generator B terminal.
  4. Remove the upper mounting bolt (1).
  5. Remove the drive belt.
  6. Remove the 2 lower generator mounting bolts.
  7. Remove the generator.
    1. Install the generator.
    2. Install the 2 lower mounting bolts finger-tight.
    3. Install the upper mounting bolt (1) finger-tight.
      1. Install the drive belt.
        • Adjust the drive belt to obtain a 68 mm (0.24-0.31 in) deflection with 10 kg (22 lbs) pressure exerted when reinstalling a used belt.
        • Adjust the drive belt to obtain a 5-7 mm (0.20-0.27 in) deflection with 10 kg (22 lbs) pressure exerted when reinstalling a new belt.
      1. Tighten the generator upper mounting bolt. NOTE : Refer to Fastener Notice in Cautions and Notices. Tighten Tighten the generator upper mounting bolt to 23 N.m (17 lb ft) .
      2. Tighten the generator lower mounting bolts.
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      Tighten the generator lower mounting bolts to 23 N.m (17 lb ft) .
      1. Connect the electrical connector to the generator B terminal. Secure the connector with one nut and the rubber protector. Tighten Tighten the electrical connector nut to 8 N.m (71 lb in) .
      2. Install the air cleaner assembly.
      3. Connect the negative (-) battery cable. Tighten Tighten the negative (-) battery cable to 15 N.m (11 lb ft) .

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