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Removing alternator from altima

I need to know how to loosen the belt to get the alternator out after removing bolts

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Loose your tensioner and it should go out like a champ...

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If the pivot bolt is too tight, the pump may not swing in all the way to remove belt. Check for any other bolt or nut that won't let it move freely to get the belt off. Maybe the smog pump can be adjusted in?

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Dont know how to loosen or tighten the belt im trying to put on my car. the belt is connecting the alternator to the waterpump


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Please let me know if you have questions, and thanks for using FixYa.

1.8L Engine
A/C Compressor-Power Steering Pump Belt


NOTE Refer to the accompanying illustration for bolt and nut locations.

  1. Loosen bolt A , nut B and nut C
  2. Loosen tension adjusting bolt D
  3. Remove the drive belt

To install:

Route the belt over the pulleys.
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Fig. Removing the A/C and P/S pump belt-1.8L engine


  1. Tighten bolt A and nuts B and C, as follows:
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    2. Nut B: 14-19 ft. lbs. (19-25 Nm)
    3. Nut C: 24-34 ft. lbs. (32-46 Nm)

  2. Check the belt tension and adjust as necessary.

Alternator Belt
  1. Remove the A/C and power steering pump belt, if equipped.
  2. Loosen the alternator mounting bolt and adjusting bolt.
  3. Remove the alternator belt.
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Fig. Alternator belt-1.8L engine



To install:

  1. Install the alternator belt and adjust, as outlined earlier.
  2. Tighten the bolts, as follows:
    1. Mounting bolt: 27-38 ft. lbs. (37-52 Nm)
    2. Adjusting bolt: 14-18 ft. lbs. (19-26 Nm)

  3. Install the A/C and power steering pump belt, if equipped.
  4. Check the belt tension and adjust as necessary.

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How do you change the alternator and replace it with new alternator, for a 2003 Nissan Altima, with a 2.5 L engine ?


The alternator is right on top of the 2.5L motor and held on by 2 14mm bolts. To remove the lower bolt (hard to reach), you must remove the coolant bottle and the IPDM fuse board and its metal box/bracket. A breaker bar really helped give enough torque to loosen the 2 bolts. Approach the drive belt from under the front passenger tire. There is a tension adjuster (hard to reach) bolt that loosens the belt and allows you to remove it from the alternator. If the belt is still good, (don't remove entirely) save time and try to keep the belt in a similar position. I am not an experienced mechanic and job took me about 3 hours & $200 for the alternator.

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There is not enough space to remove the bottom bolt on a 2003 altima alternator


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Need to change the alternator


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

3.3L Engine:
  1. Disconnect the battery negative - cable.
  2. Disconnect the alternator field circuit plug.
  3. Remove the B+ terminal nut and wire.
  4. Loosen the adjusting T-bolt, but do not remove it.
  5. Loosen the pivot bolt, but do not remove it either.
  6. Remove the alternator drive belt.
  7. Remove the adjusting T-bolt, pivot bolt, and mounting bolt, be careful not to loose the spacer.
  8. Remove the mounting bolt.
  9. Remove the spacer & washer
  10. Remove alternator.
To install:
  1. Attachthe alternator to the support bracket. Tighten all bracket andalternator (except for the wiring nuts) bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).Install the B+ terminal nut and wire and tighten to 75 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
  2. Install the drive belt onto the alternator pulley. Make certain that the belt is seated correctly on the pulley.
  3. Connect the negative - battery cable.
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3.5L Engine:
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Loosen the lower mounting bolt but do not remove it.
  3. Loosen the pivot bolt, but do not remove it.
  4. Loosen the belt adjusting bolt.
  5. Remove the alternator drive belt.
  6. Remove the bracket.
  7. Remove the lower mounting bolt and pivot bolt.
  8. Remove the alternator.
  9. Disconnect the alternator field circuit plug.
  10. Remove the B+ terminal nut and wire.
To Install:
  1. Attach the alternator and bracket to the engine, then tighten the mounting bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  2. Install the drive belt onto the alternator pulley. Make certain that the belt is seated correctly on the pulley.
  3. Install and tighten the B+ terminal nut and wire to 75 inch lbs. (9 Nm) onto the new alternator.
  4. Connect the alternator field circuit plug.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
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2003 Nissan altima alternator


The alternator is right on top of the 2.5L motor and held on by 2 14mm bolts. To remove the lower bolt (hard to reach), you must remove the coolant bottle and the IPDM fuse board and its metal box/bracket. A breaker bar really helped give enough torque to loosen the bolts. Approach the drive belt from under the front passenger tire. There is a tension adjuster (hard to reach) bolt that loosens the belt and allows you to remove it from the alternator.

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