and label the wiring harness connections to the alternator (Painters
Masking tape works very well for labeling Automotive wiring).
Loosen the alternator pivot bolt.
Remove the bolt that attaches the alternator to the adjustment arm.
the alternator to loosen the drive belt and disengage the belt from the
pulley. Be careful that any spacers that are used in mounting are kept
with their original bolts. This will make correct reinstallation much
While supporting the alternator remove the pivot bolt.
Remove the alternator from the vehicle.
To reinstall the alternator, reverse the removal procedure.
adjust the belt tension, leave the pivot and adjusting arms loose. Look
up the belt tension specification for the vehicle you are working on.
Using a belt tension gauge on the belt apply pressure to the alternator
until the correct belt tension registers on the gauge and tighten the
mounting and adjustment bolts to the specified torque specification.
tightening of the alternator drive belt will cause the unit to whine
and premature failure of the alternator drive end bearing, the water
pump or the engine crankshaft.