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Re: What do I have to remove to get the alternator out of...
Hey what? should be pretty much the same on any car.
There will be one bolt on it for locking the tensioner bolt. Loosen that. Then you can unwind the tensioner bolt.. you'll see it moving towards the motor as you undo it... that slackens the belt off so you can remove the belt.
After that, you can either undo the bracket from the block (obvious when you look) or undo the bolts from the bracket to the alternator.
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first thing to do is DISCONNECT the battery then remove the wires from the back/bottom ao alternator , undo the top adjusting bolt/nut undo and remove the bottom bolt(s) that the alternater pivots on remove the top bolt completely the alternator is then free replacement is just reverse
disconnect negative battery cable. Then remove rubber boot on altenator. Remove nut and cable attached. Unplug and remove wire harness also attached to altenator. Loosen and remove both bolts holding on altenator. Remove altenator. Reverse process to reinstall. Pry on belt tensioner with pry bar and socket to loosen belt and place on altenator pulley after it is installed. Last reattach battery cable and start vehicle.
I would check the altenator again. if you didnt disconnect the battery and a spark shot off while installing the new starter it could have decharged the spool on the inside of the altenator to where the spool no longer charges. if you have the altenator checked for consistant charging and it comes up good check the relay for the altenator it most like will have messed up the relay. to make a long solution short check the relay for the altenator it will be in the relay box under the hood.
Disconnect battery, disconnect altenator wire harness. Remove bolts and pull out altenator. When reinstalling new altenator, there should be an adjustable pulley called tensioner pulley that will either have to be pulled up or pushed down in order to put belt back on.
the power steering resevoir is underneathe the altenatror or your vehicle. you have a gm 3800 series II engine the resevoir is located near the fire wall on the passengerside right under the altenator. the easiest way to check this is to remove the altenator. I say this because there is not much room to put your hands in that area because your coolant overflow tank is there as well. disconnect the ground to the battery first. then disconnect the power lead to altenator. remove serpentine belt. then remove the plug from the altenator. remove the bolts to the altenator and move the altenator aside there you will see the resevoir for the power steering. installation is in reverse order... please rate this......thanks