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Removing alternator for 2000 dodge caravan 3.3 appears not to have enough room to get past fuel line and elec. harness

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    no room on top to remove,lines in the way



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Alternator on 3.3 should be removed from left lower side of engine.remove left front tire and enginr splash shield and disconect oil dipstick tube . now you should be able to take it out.

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I need to replace the alternator on my wife's 2000 dodge grand caravan sport. How do I go about this?

moz-screenshot.jpgmoz-screenshot-1.jpg Removal & Installation

3.0L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable Wiper module Accessory drive belt Alternator mounting bolts Alternator harness connectors Alternator

To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:

    Alternator Alternator harness connectors Alternator mounting bolts. Tighten the bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm). Accessory drive belt Wiper module Negative battery cable
  2. hope this helps let me know if you need more. dc

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I need to replace the alternator in a 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan

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Take the mounting bolts off of the alternator with a socket wrench and disconnect the alternator's electrical harness. This will allow you to remove the alternator assembly.

Install the new alternator assembly and connect the electrical harness. Tighten the mounting bolts to 40 foot pounds with a torque wrench and install the accessory drive belt. You will also need to install the lower bolt and wiring harness from the oil dipstick tube with a socket wrench if your engine is larger than   3.0 L.

Connect the windshield wiper module or right front lower splash shield as required. Connect the negative battery cable with a socket wrench.

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