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Need to install an alternator

I need to know how do i change my alternator in my 1999 dodge intrepid. Do i take the axel off or what

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Removal & Installation
2.7L Engine

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable
    • Lower plastic splash shield
    • Transmission cooler and position it aside
    • Lower radiator crossmember support
  3. Loosen but do not remove:
    • Adjusting “T” bolt and the pivot bolt
    • Drive belt adjusting bolt
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Drive belt
    • Alternator field circuit plug
    • Alternator B+ terminal nut and wire
    • Pivot bolt; be careful not to lose the spacer
    • Alternator need to install an alternator - 0900c152801d4a1e.jpg
    (The location of the generator/alternator on the 2.7L Engine)
To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    • Alternator
    • Pivot bolt with the spacer and leave loose
    • Alternator field circuit plug
    • Alternator B+ wire and terminal nut; then, torque the nut to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm)
    • Drive belt
  2. Usinga belt tension gauge, torque the adjusting “T” bolt until the tensiongauge reads 120 lbs. (534 N) for a used belt or 180–200 lbs. (792–880N) for a new belt.
    • Lower radiator crossmember support
    • Transmission cooler
    • Lower plastic splash shield
    • Negative battery cable
  3. Torque the bolts to the following specifications:
    1. Pivot bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
    2. 8mm mounting bolt to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
    3. 10mm mounting bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).

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3.2L And 3.5L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable
    • Lower mounting bolt and pivot bolt
    • Drive belt tension bolt
    • Drive belt
    • Bracket, lower mounting bolt and pivot bolt
    • Alternator
    • Alternator field circuit plug
    • Alternator B+ terminal nut and wire 0900c152801d4a1f.jpg
    (The location of the generator/alternator on the 3.2L and 3.5L engines)
To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    • Alternator B+ wire and terminal nut; then, torque the nut to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm)
    • Alternator field circuit plug
    • Alternator
    • Drive belt
    • Pivot bolt and lower mounting bolt
  2. Usinga belt tension gauge, torque the “V” drive belt until the tension gaugereads 120 lbs. (534 N) for a used belt or 140–160 lbs. (623–711 N) fora new belt.
  3. Using a belt tension gauge, torque the Poly “V”belt until the tension gauge reads 120 lbs. (534 N) for a used belt or180–200 lbs. (792–880 N) for a new belt.
  4. Install the bracket.
  5. Torque the bolts to the following specifications:
    1. Pivot bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
    2. 8mm mounting bolt to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
    3. 10mm mounting bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  6. Connect the negative battery cable.
Hope this is what you were looking for.

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    Lady_Chaos Jan 30, 2009

    the stupid photos I copied didn't show grrrr.

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