Re: how to replace alternator on 98 chevy metro 4...
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 .
Remove the air cleaner assembly.
Remove the rubber protector, the nut and the electrical connector from the generator B terminal.
Remove the upper mounting bolt (1).
Remove the drive belt.
Remove the 2 lower generator mounting bolts.
Remove the generator.
Install the generator.
Install the 2 lower mounting bolts finger-tight.
Install the upper mounting bolt (1) finger-tight.
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.
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) .
Tighten the generator lower mounting bolts.
Tighten Tighten the generator lower mounting bolts to 23 N.m (17 lb ft) .
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) .
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you forgot to say where you found this object. my wild guess. is deep in side the alternator. and mine is sold at, SUZUKI but if your old car has a rebuilt alternator. and is not original as most are by now. after 16 long years of service? if that is the case, ? 1: stated the maker of the alternator. 2: state the model number of the alternator. 3: then buy parts for THAT alternator. in that order. no other order works.
or replace the whole alternator with a rebuilt.
on my 97 it had a Hitachi ALT. and if still stock Suzuki with Hitachi, does still have internal parts. but due to age , the delivery time is very long from a far away warehouse, if you need internal part, fess up brand and pn, of ALT and we can get any part for any alt. lots of makes and models there are.
On GM inline engines,cylinder #1 is the one closest to the front(pulley)end of the engine. If you pulled the wires off the distributor/coil pack,and don't know where they go,put one wire one at a time and crank it.If it doesn't backfire,repeat until it starts.(this is only easy on 4 cylinder or smaller engines)
you have to bleed all 4 brakes even if you only replaced the 2 , start with the brake farthest from the master cylinder, and work your way up to the closest one, which in your case would be
passenger rear, drivers rear, passenger front, drivers front, make sure as your doing this, that the master cylinder never runs out of fluid, or you have to start all over
the metro is either a 3 or 4 cylinder japanese mitsubishi engine and has nothing in common with the 4 cylinder GM 1.9L 4. so you would have to manufacture new mounts, and electrical and mechanical connections for everything. assuming you have those skills, the car would be underpowered. compare the size of the tiny metro with the small saturn. look in a junkyard for a 96-98 saturn engine which will bolt right in. note the donor vehicle must match the donee vehicle in engine a SOHC or DOHC.
can be a number of things from fuel pump to coil pack but check the egr valve may be starting to go -remove and check for carbon build up if not fully encrusted use a carb/or a carbon cleaning solution to clean and free up valve--most problems give a code but -fuel pump-filter-air filter dont and egr will sometimes set off other sensors but usually doesnt until its to late
if you are in the states they run around $75 to $100 at shucks/checker/kragen/oreilly auto. you can check exact prices at shop.oreillyauto.com. the site will also show availablitiy for your area.
I recomend changing both sides at the same time. unless there was damage to the axle shaft from say... offroading or an accident (yes you can offroad a metro... used to take mine on 4wheeler trails all the time), there is a chance the other side will go out before too long as well. if you replace one side and not the other you may also notice a pull to the side that was not changed, due to one being worn drastically more than the other. hope this helps
well if you know it has a blown cylinder they you need to rebuild the motor and that cant be explained over the internet. the easier thing to do is to buy a used motor and replace the whole thing. those motors and small and cheap. you will waste more time rebuilding the motor that you would just getting a cheap used one and replacing it.