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Re: need to know how hard it is to replace alternator on...
The alternator is located behind the head of the engine on the passenger side of the vehicle. There are 3 bolts that will have to be loosen or removed so the alternator can be removed too. Also the electrical wires will need to be removed. There should be at least 2 of them. One snaps or pulls off and the other can be loosen with a 10 mm wrench of socket. You'll need a 12 mm socket or wrench and a 14 mm wrench or socket to get to the bolts. Once that is acquired, the alternator should come right off. You'll need to go under the vehicle to gain access to the bottom bolt of the alternator. Replace the new one in reverse order.
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Hershel, Check the attached links Saturn alternator replacement,instruction and guides, hopefully this will show you the wire in question. Good luck
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if you have some basic skills and tools for mechanic, that would not be a problem to you... 1st disconnect battery terminal, 2nd remove all the wire connectors/couplers/sockets that connecting the alternator. 3rd loosen the tensioner pulley of the belt of the alternator (its a separate pulley). 4th remove all the nuts n bolts that holding the alternator... thats it... then replace with a new one... hope i help!
disconect positive battery terminal. and feel the tension on the laternator belt. you will need to bring it back to this tension.
1.) loosen bolts holding alternator in place (LOOK AT THE BELT TO REMEMBER HOW IT GOES, BEST NOT REMOVE THE BELT.)
2.) loosen bolts holding wires to alternator and connect wires to new alternator
3.) Place alternator in engine, replace bolts but dont tighten
4.) put belt in place, it will be slack, use your tire iron or a piece of pipe or wood to pry the alternator back, to bring tension on the belt. You pry the alternator to pull the belt as TIGHT AS POSSIBLE. while holding strain, on it, tighten the bolts.