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Alltinator how do I locate, remove and install a new alltinator?

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Walter,click here to see alternator removal guide.

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How do I change the alltinator in my 97 deville ?

GM Cadillac Deville Fleetwood ELD Seville

Alternator - Removal and Installation - 4.6L Engine Except Seville

1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.

2. Remove the cover from the headlamps and radiator shroud.

3. Remove the air cleaner, if necessary.

4. Disconnect the left engine torque strut from the radiator support.

5. Disconnect the upper trans oil cooler line from the trans cooler.

6. Remove the right cooling fan and the left cooling fan.

7. Remove the serpentine belt from the generator pulley.

8. Remove the bolt from the front top of the generator, and the bolt from the lower front of the generator.

9. Detach the harness connector and output cable from the generator.

The bolt nearest the exhaust manifold cannot be removed from the bracket but can be backed out to allow for removal of the generator.

10. Removal the A/C splash shield from the cradle, and the access panel from the bottom side of the radiator support.

11. Disconnect the engine harness from the cradle.

The generator can be moved out away from the engine and removed from the bottom side of the engine compartment.

12. Connect the negative battery cable.

To install:

13. Install the generator to mounting with the two bolts to the rear of the generator. Hand tighten the bolts.

14. Connect the engine harness clip to the cradle.

15. Install the access panel to the lower radiator support. Install the A/C splash shield to the cradle.

16. Attach the harness connector and output cable to the generator.

17. Tighten the rear mounting bolts to 36 ft. lbs. (47 Nm). The output cable to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).

18. Install the bolt to the lower front of the generator and tighten to 36 ft. lbs. (47 Nm). Install the bolt to the top front of the generator and tighten to 36 ft. lbs. (47 Nm).

19. Rotate the drive belt tensioner and install the drive belt around the generator pulley. Inspect for correct alignment of the belt with all the accessory pulleys.

20. Install the left cooling fan, and then the right.

21. Attach the upper trans oil cooler line to the trans cooler.

22. Install the left engine torque strut.

23. If the air cleaner was removed, install it now.

24. Replace the cover from the headlamps and radiator shroud.

25. Connect the negative battery cable.

Fig. 1 Alternator mounting-4.6L Northstar engine


Fig. 2 Component view of the generator and electrical connector


Fig. 3 Remove the top retaining bolt for the alternator


Fig. 4 Loosen the lower mounting bolt


Fig. 5 Remove the protective cap to gain access to the electrical connectors


Fig. 6 Removing the retaining nut that holds the battery cable to the alternator


Fig. 7 Back the bolt on the rear of the alternator out as far as possible and the unit can be removed from the mounting


Fig. 8 Pull the lower mounting bolt from the generator


Fig. 9 With the cable removed, attempt to bring the alternator through the allotted opening


Fig. 10 - Rotate the generator, if it aids the removal


Fig. 11 - Rotating the generator nose down . . .


Fig.12 . . . seemed to be the only way to extract it from the mounting

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Remove right rear door panel

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  2. Remove the door handle bezel. Remove the door trim panel screw located behind the door handle bezel.
  3. Remove the door trim panel screws located by the armrest handle.
  4. Remove the door trim panel using J 38778.
  5. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
  6. Remove the door trim panel from the door.

IMPORTANT: Discard the old door trim panel retainers and replace with new retainers before installing the trim panel

  1. Install new trim panel retainers to the rear door trim panel.
  2. Connect the electrical connectors.
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  4. Press the door trim panel at the retainer locations until the retainers are fully seated.
  5. Install the trim panel screws. Tighten Tighten the door trim panel screws to 2 N.m(18 lb in) .
  6. Install the power window/power door lock switch

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