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Four cylinder engine - loosen bottom pivot bolt on alternator, then loosen top bolt and pull the alternator away from the engine to tighten belt. When at proper tension, tighten top bolt to hold tension and tighten bottom pivot bolt.
Six cylinder engine - loosen the lock bolt at the bottom of the alternator, then use the adjustment bolt (perpendicular to the lock bolt) to tighten the belt tension. Once properly tensioned, tighten the lock bolt.
Hello. Most thermostats are easy to change because they are right on top of the engine and easy to get to. Not so with the 2001 Sebring. This is what you will have to do in order to change it:
Jack the car up and put it on jackstands. take off the right front wheel. remove the plastic cover from the alternator belt by pulling out the little plastic buttons. loosen the idler pully and take off the serpentine belt. drain the radiator (you may want to skip this step and just let the coolant come out when you pull off the goose neck because I had to pull the nose off the car to reach the valve on the bottom of the radiator). the nose cowl comes off easily though by removing three screws in each fenderwell and all the plastic button fasteners (about ten or twelve) then pull the cowl straght forward off the locater dogs to remove it and unplug the fog lights if any. then you can get to the radiator drain valve. remove the electrical connections from the alternator(my son called it a "amputator") and the three bolts that hold on the alternator and pull it out. It comes out the top if you move the wire harness to the side(rear actually). the thermostat cover is on the block behind the alternator. pull three bolts and voila. put the thermostat in spring-toward-the-engine and ball bearing valve at the top. do not overthighten the housing(gooseneck for us older guys) because its plastic, also because there is a nice rubber seal instead of the old paper and goo type gasket. Open the bleeder screw on top of the engine passenger side( it is by the engine coolant temp sensor (ECT) and fill the system back up with 50/50 water/ethylene glycol antifreeze. see if you can borrow or buy one of those tools that pump up your radiator to check for leaks(it snaps on where the radiator cap goes and has a hand pump) (you'll know why I say this after you shoehorn the alternator out) stock up on socket swivels because the bottom bolts on the goose neck and alternator are hard to get to. and get a good mirror. I had to dust off my swear word dictionary too. I thought the thermostat was supposed to go on top of the engine not down where the frost plugs are supposed to be. Regards, Joe PS Please rate my answer. Thank you.
Before the step-by-step instructions I want to make sure this is the Alternator that needs to be replaced and not something else. This will save you money for an Alternator you don't need and save you time for replacing a good alternator. Start the vehicle. With the engine running - disconnect the Negative Cable from the Battery. If the Engine dies - it is the Alternator. If it doesn't die - it is not the Alternator. I have had plenty of people who have replaced perfectly good Alternators only to find out it was something else. Step-by-step: 1. Disconnect the Negative Cable from the Battery. 2. Using a 15mm closed end wrench/bar - Rotate the Belt Tensioner towards the front of the vehicle and remove the Surpentine Belt off the Alternator. You do not have to take it completely off the vehicle. 3. Remove the bolt holding the top of the Alternator Mounting Bracket to the Engine Intake. 4. Remove the bolts (plural) holding the outside of the Alternator Mounting Bracket to the Alternator Mounting Plate. 5. Remove the bolt holding the top of the Alternator to Alternator Mounting Bracket. 6. Remove the Alternator Mounting Plate. 7. Remove the the Altenator Mouting Bracket. 8. Rotate the Alternator towards the rear. 9. Discoonect the electrical connections (plural), including the nut holding the wire on. 10. Remove the lower Pivot bolt located at the bottom of the alternator. 11. Remove the alternator. 12. Installation is reverse of above. Let me know if this helped, or if you have additional information or questions. Feel free to contact me at FixYa.com!
It's not on top or bottom... it's on the 'SIDE' of the engine.... and depending on which engine you have, it could be on the left SIDE or the right SIDE. On the four (4) cylinder engine, it's on the Right Side (firewall side), and on the other two V6 engines, it's on the Left Side (radiator side).
The thermostat on this car is located on the passenger side lower Engine block. Follow the lower radiator hose and it will lead you right to it. The Wheel and splash guarding need to be removed as well as the Alternator to gain access to the housing bolts. It about a 3 hour job to replace thermostat.
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The alternator is located on the passenger side of the motor at the bottom. There is a bracket attached to the motor and the alternator. You need not take the bracket off to remove the alternator. Two bolts hold the alternator to the bracket. One bolt is on the front top of the alternator and one bolt is located on the bottom front of the alternator. The bottom front bolt is attached to the tension adjustment for the alternator. Loosen the tension screw then remove the bolt going through the tension adjustment. After you loosen the top, front bolt, the alternator should be loose enough to move side to side. Remove the top, front bolt. Now you must disconnect the alternator from the power supply. Behind the alternator is a screw with a wire attached via nut. Remove this wire. Nextly there is a series of wires with a plug on the end. It is plugged into the side of the alternator. Uplug this item. You can also access both of these from the passenger side front tire well. Something to consider is that remanufactured alternators in Rodeo's as well as the Honda Passport (which has the same engine as the Rodeo) do not work and the problem(s) associated with a bad alternator,ie; not charging, no fan blower, battery light and brake light on, still exsist after replacing alternator with reman. Use a factory original alternator if possible. It will cost a little more than a reman but will most likely save you a lot of time and headache!