Question about 1997 Buick Park Avenue
Have unbolted and disconnected hoses. Can't figure out how to get it out. From Top or bottom?
You have to remove the alternator and the bracket that holds the alternator. When you remove the bracket be very careful. the inlet and outlet for the heater core run through this bracket. Once you remove the 3 bolts holding it you'll need to work it back and forth as you pull. Do not try to pry or force it because you'll break off the outlet pipe that leads in to the engine block. The pipe is sealed with an o-ring. If it's real stubborn shoot a little wd-40 on it and that should help make it easier to pop out.
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Park vehicle on level
2. Remove battery from vehicle.
3. Remove air cleaner outlet hose, engine under cover ( right side ) and exhaust pipe # 2 .
4. Disconnect " B " terminal wire and coupler from the Alternator ( Generator ) .
5. Remove Alternator ( Generator ) belt.
6. Remove power steering
pump. Do not disconnect hoses.
6. Remove Alternator ( Generator ) cover.
7. Remove Alternator ( Generator ) bracket mounting bolts.
8. Remove Alternator ( Generator ).
Power Steering pump has three bolts- 2 behind the pulley
at 12 and 6 o'clock and one bolt on the back.
Once you get the power steering pump out of the way you can
remove the last bolt on the alternator
Ok...I did not remove axle or disconnect hoses on power steering...I did unbolt power steering pump and moved off to side.
after that I disconnected sensor on throttle
body and very carefully lifted alternator through the top where your air intake
assembly would have been at, right next to A.C. refrigerant lines.It
takes a minute , you HAVE TO BE CAREFUL NOT TO DAMAGE SENSOR!!
However it is a lot faster that taking off drive shaft and
If you go to AutoZone .com they
have exploded diagrams of the parts you have to take off and they will show you
bolt locations, the power steering pump bolt at 6 o'clock drove me crazy.
P.S. Get a ratcheting 12 mil wrench, it's a life and knuckle saver!!
Oct 16, 2008 | 2004 Suzuki Aerio
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