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How do i remove my alternator from a vz commodore

I have loosened the alternator but when i try to slide it out it hits the engine bay and i cant remove it. Do i need to lift the engine?

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

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SOURCE: replacing the alternator belt on 2001 kia spectra

Then you don't take anything off. There will be a spring loaded idler that tensions the serpentine belt. Take a socket or long 12 point wrench and attach to the center bolt of the tensioner, then rotate the idler wheel away from the belt, take the belt off. Slowly release the spring tension of the idler.
The 2nd belt should be set up the same way.

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you will need to remove the under engine protection cover ,2 bolts at front 2 at back. or remove the inner wheel protection cover 3 screws.easier from underneath.

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the tensioner is more towards the top and rear of the engine of the engine. below the power steering resovoir....15mm socket and breaker bar pull towards front of motor to release tension

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How do i replace the altenator belt

Take a look at the one that's on there now. You will have to loosen the bolts that keep the alternator from pivoting. There will be one bolt where the alternator contacts the engine and another bolt farther out on the alternator. At that point, there will be a bracket with a groove, and the bolt is in that groove. Loosen the bolt on the engine and then loosen the slider bolt. You should be able to rotate the alternator toward the engine. That will put enough slack into the belt that you can remove it.

Installation is the reverse of removal. Slide the belt into place; lift the alternator to tighten the belt; tighten the bolt on the slider bracket; tighten the bolt on the engine. Check the belt's tightness after a few day because it will stretch and loosen.

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How to remove alternator on RX350

Follow the below steps to remove the alternator from RX 350.
1) Disconnect the negative battery lead from the car battery terminal and remove the engine cover to access the alternator and accessory drive belt.
2) Loosen the 14 mm bolt on the accessory drive belt tensioner pulley. Take the free hand and grasp the belt while pulling away from the tensioner pulley. This will release the tensioner pulley and allow the belt to be removed.
3) Disconnect the electrical plug connected to the alternator by prying the locking tab loose with the regular screwdriver.
4) Remove the 14 mm through bolt from the alternator using the 14 mm wrench or socket. Support the alternator with the free hand until bolt is removed completely. Slide alternator out of the engine bay.
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Hi Mike, disconnect the battery and then disconnect the plug from the socket at the rear of the alternator and then the battery feeder cable. Loosen the lock nut which is fitted at a ninety degree angle to the adjuster on the top flange. Loosen the adjuster and then the through bolt underneath the alternator. The alternator is now ready to be lifted out. Regards John

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Where is alternator located in the engine compartment?

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The alternator is accessed from UNDER the vehicle LEFT SIDE facing the engine bay.


1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.

2. Loosen, but do not remove the alternator adjusting nut.

3. Turn the front wheels completely to the right, then raise and safely support the vehicle.

4. Unfasten the retainers, then remove the plastic lower splash shield.

5. Unfasten the alternator field circuit wiring connector. You must squeeze the locking tab to release it.

6. Remove the B+ terminal nut and wire.

7. Loosen the alternator pivot bolt, but do not remove it.

8. Remove the alternator drive belt. The alternator spill shield does not have to be removed.

9. If necessary, remove the bottom pivot bolt and anti-rotation tab.

10. Unfasten the three mounting pivot bracket bolts, then remove the pivot bolt and bracket.

11. Holding the alternator in one hand, remove the adjustment nut then slide the alternator off the T-bolt. The T-bolt does not have to be removed. Lower the alternator and remove through the wheel well.

12. You may need to use a C-clamp to drive the sleeve into the mounting ear for installation clearance.

13. Position the alternator in the vehicle, sliding it onto the T-bolt. Install the adjusting nut.

14. Install the bracket and pivot bolt, then install the three mounting pivot bracket bolts. Tighten the bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).

15. If removed, install the anti-rotation tab and bottom pivot bolt hand-tight.

16. Install the alternator drive belt.

17. Tighten the alternator pivot bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).

18. Install the B+ terminal wire and nut. Tighten the nut to 75 inch lbs. (9 Nm).

19. Attach the alternator field circuit wiring connector, making sure the locking tabs are engaged.

20. Install the splash shield, then carefully lower the vehicle.

21. Tighten the adjusting nut.

22. Connect the negative battery cable. Adjust the alternator belt.


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How to remove alternator on a 2005 range rover

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Can't remove the alternator! How do you remove the alternator on a Ford Focus 2001 without unbolt the engine mount?

The other option, but be warned could cause damage to the motor mounts, is to use a cherry picker to lift the engine up enough to clear the alternator from the engine bay.

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Assuming this is a XG 350, the process is lengthly.
1. Remove the RH radiator cooling fan (two 10mm bolts at the top & wiring harness connector to it).
2. Lift vehicle to remove the Right Front wheel (then remove 4 10mm bolts securing the plastic splash shield & remove it)
3. Loosen the 14mm nut on the alternator belt tensioner pully
4. Loosen the tension on the belt by rotating (counter-clockwise) the 14mm bolt at the bottom of the idler pully and remove the belt.
5. remove the pully & the idler pully (three 12 mm bolts)
6. Loosen the 14mm nuts at the top and bottom mounting points of the alternator.
7. Using a floor jack (or vehicle lift), support the engine using a jack-stand & 2x4 piece of wood under the oil pan.
8. This is tricky - lift the engine 'SLIGHTLY' to take pressure off the front engine mount - loosen the 17 mm nut on top of the mount itself and observe engine movement. If the engine moves upward 'slightly' remove the 17mm nut - if not, raise the engine slight more until you see the mounting bracket rise off the mount.
9. Remove the remaining 17mm nut (deep well socket), and two 17mm bolts and remove the engine mount bracket.
10. Here's another tricky step. Some 350's bottom Alternator bolt bores are 'SLOTTED'... some are NOT. You'll need to determine wether you'll need to REMOVE the lower bolt, or just loosen the mounting sleeve at the bottom bolt. If it's 'sleeved', I use an air hammer to loosen the sleeve. If it's not slotted, I remove the lower bolt (it's the only way to remove the alternator and pry it off).
11. At the top is an "L" bracket which uses two 12mm bolts to attach it to the engine (head). One of the two 12mm bolts is difficult to get to -- do your best to remove it because the battery cable to the alternator is in the way.
12. Disconnect the alternator wiring (battery cable & regulator harness connector)
13. Lift the engine as high as it will go & pry the alternator off its lower mounting.
14. manuver the alternator upward taking care not to damage the radiator.
15. Installation is in reverse order.
NOTE: If your XG's lower mounting point was slotted, your task is easy. If it isn't, your task now becomes more difficult as you must align the new alternator to facillitate re-insertion of the lower bolt.
PS If not slotted, I use a telliscoping magnet to help re-insert the lower bolt.

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Disconnect the battery negative cable.
Remove 12mm (3) and 14mm (4) bolts holding skidplate on and remove skidplate
Loosen the 14mm nut on the tensioner, then unscrew the tensioner adjuster bolt until the belt can slide off.
Unplug the alternator electrical connector.
Unbolt the alternator cable lug (12mm or 13mm depending on alternator manufacturer)
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  1. Do the following through the passenger side of the engine bay of course with the hood up.
  2. First and most important is to disconnect the negative connection to the battery (driver side).
  3. Using a 12mm socket loosen the tension adjusting screw and bracket screw. Using a 10mm socket or open end remove wirings. Pinched other connector to remove.
  4. Using 14mm socket with 3/8 drive ratchet remove the big bolt on the lower side of the alternator.
  5. You might need some help from a pipe for extra leverage.
  6. Remove all parts that will hinder the removal of the alternator.For example the charcoal cannister on the firewall just slide up.
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