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1997 Chevy Alternator replacement help

I removed the air filter and the drive belt. when i got to the alternator i took off the two front bolts and the wiring from the back. but cant locate the third bolt. several forums said that it is situated in the rear of the alternator, but i cant get around it to see it. any ideas?

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  • whatisaboof Feb 19, 2009

    thnks. that helps. do you have any suggestions as to what i have to remove to make the bolt more accessible. i think im going to remove the wheel and try to get in through there.

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Yes it is in the back left rear if facing alt it is a 10mm.or 13mm. bolt it is not easy to get to

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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    mike loshbough Feb 19, 2009

    that will work go up through the fender well. please rate this answer thanks

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How do you do it--alterenator replace 2006 dodge van


Hi there, you did not specify the type of engine you use so here are possible guides for varying enginge types:

2.4L Engine
To Remove:

1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
2. Disconnect the intake air temperature sensor and remove the air cleaner assembly.
3. Remove the EVAP purge solenoid and move it out of the way.
4. Disconnect the wiring from the alternator.
5. Remove the accessory drive belt from the alternator.
6. Remove the alternator.

To Install:

1. Install the alternator.
2. Install the accessory drive belt
3. Connect the wiring to the alternator.
4. Install the EVAP purge solenoid in the bracket.
5. Install the air cleaner and duct, then connect the intake air temperature sensor.
6. Connect the negative battery cable.

3.3L & 3.8L Engines
To Remove:

1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
2. Disconnect the wiring from the alternator.
3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
4. Remove the right front tire and lower splash shield.
5. Remove accessory drive belt.
6. Remove the lower engine oil dipstick tube bolt, then remove the wiring harness from the dipstick tube.
7. Remove the 3 mounting bolts.
8. Lower the vehicle.
9. Remove engine oil dipstick tube.
10. Roll and carefully remove the alternator from vehicle.

To Install:

1. Place the alternator into position on the engine.
2. Install upper mounting bolts to hold the alternator in place.
3. Lubricate the o-ring with engine oil and install the dipstick tube.
4. Install the upper dipstick tube bolt.
5. Connect the wiring to the alternator.
6. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
7. Install the alternator lower mounting bolt and tighten.
8. Install the lower oil dip stick tube bolt.
9. Install the accessory drive belt.
10. Install the right front splash shield and tire.
11. Lower vehicle.
12. Install the wiring harness at the dipstick tube
13. Connect the negative battery cable.

Hope these help.

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Looking for a belt tensioner for a 1997 Jeep Cherokee Country. Where would I look? Perhaps I am not calling it by its correct name as no one can even guess what I am looking for...Thanks!


Do you mean the tensioner pulley?

Then, I would look for something with a 1/2" square hole in a pivoting spring loaded pulley that is designed to put 'tension' on the serpentine belt.

Depending on the engine, it can be located in various positions.

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION - 8 cylinder engine Alternator Belt
  1. Loosen the alternator mounting and adjusting arm bolts.
  2. Pivot the alternator inward and remove the belt from the vehicle. To install:
  3. Install a new belt.
  4. Holding the alternator in place to maintain tension, tighten the alternator mounting and adjusting arm bolts.
Power Steering Belt
  1. Loosen the adjusting and mounting bolts on the front face of the steering pump cover plate (hub side).
  2. Pivot the power steering pump inward and remove the drive belt. To install:
  3. Install the drive belt.
  4. Holding the pump in place, tighten the adjusting arm bolt and the mounting bolts.
Air Conditioning Compressor Belt
  1. If the engine is equipped with an idler pulley, loosen the idler pulley adjusting bolt and remove the belt.
  2. If not equipped with an idler pulley, loosen the adjusting and mounting bolts.
  3. Pivot the air conditioning compressor inward and remove the drive belt.
  4. Installation is the reverse of removal.
Air Pump Drive Belt
  1. Loosen the adjusting arm bolt slightly. If necessary, also loosen the mounting bolt slightly and remove the drive belt. To install:
  2. Holding the pump in place, install the drive belt, then tighten the adjusting arm bolt and the mounting bolt.

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How do i replace the altenator


1. Remove the plastic air intake system which includes the air filter, 1 vacuum hose, the tube that runs to the carb, the tube that runs off to the left. There are three bolts that hold the bottom of the air filter housing on. Most of this system is a snap together assembly. Just pull it apart.

2. The alternator will have two bolts on the front bottom. The left one is a double sided bolt and the right one is a pass through bolt with a nut on the back. Stick a wrench or a short socket wrench on the nut behind the alternator and remove the pass through bolt from the front. Then remove the double sided bolt from the left side.

3. This leaves the alternator loose and being held by the belt. remove the belt from the alternator and wiggle and jiggle the alternator out of the mounting area (very tight squeeze to get it out). You can put a larger size can of fruit or something in the place of the alternator to hold the belt in place so you can remember how it looks.

4. You will need to loosen the belt tensioner to put the belt on the new alternator. Remove the can of fruit if you chose to do that but be careful to not accidentally remove the belt from the 5 or 6 different places it passes through. Place the new alternator, put in the bolts and tighten. Loosen the tensioner and put the belt on. Tighten the tensioner and adjust as needed. Replace the entire air intake system by snapping it all back together and bolting it in one piece at a time.

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How to change the Alternator on 2003 Ford Escape


Hi, the first thing you will need to do is disconnect the battery cable. then take a wrench and release the tension on the serpentine belt by using the wrench to turn the tensioner to release the tension. From expirience i would draw a diagram of the belt routing before removing it. after the belt is removed you will need to remove the power wire from the back of the alternator by removing the nut that holds it on, then remove the connector from the side or back. there are three bolts holding the alternator to the engine. they should be a 15 mm or a 13 mm. assembly is reverse of removal. good luck

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I need a diagram on how to replace a 2001 chevy metro alternator.


2001 Chevrolet Metro 1.3L MFI SOHC 4cyl

Alternator - Removal & Installation
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Negative battery cable Air cleaner assembly Alternator electrical connectors Accessory drive belt Upper and lower mounting bolts Alternator
To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    Alternator and the bolts, do not tighten the bolts at this time
  2. Install the alternator belt and adjust the tension until a deflection of 0.24-0.31 inch (6-8mm) deflection with 22 lbs. (10 kg) of pressure exerted when installing a used belt. On a new belt the belt deflection should be 0.20-0.27 inch (5-7mm) with 22 lbs. (10 kg) of pressure exerted.
    Alternator electrical connectors, then torque the alternator bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm) Air cleaner assembly Negative battery cable
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Negative battery cable Accessory drive belt Alternator electrical connectors Alternator
To install:
  1. Install the alternator and hand-tighten the bolts.
  2. Install the alternator belt and adjust the tension until a deflection of 0.24-0.31 inch (6-8mm) deflection with 22 lbs. (10 kg) of pressure exerted when installing a used belt. On a new belt the belt deflection should be 0.20-0.27 inch (5-7mm) with 22 lbs. (10 kg) of pressure exerted.
  3. Install or connect the following: Upper alternator bolt to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm) Lower alternator bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm) Alternator electrical connectors Accessory drive belt Negative battery cable

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    Fig. Exploded view of the alternator-Metro and Prizm models
Hope thats help (remember rated this).

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How to remove alternator from 1997 Chrysler Concorde?


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3.3L Engine

  1. Disconnect the battery negative - cable.
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Fig. Wiring and nut locations



  1. Disconnect the alternator field circuit plug.
  2. Remove the B+ terminal nut and wire.
  3. Loosen the adjusting T-bolt, but do not remove it.
  4. Loosen the pivot bolt, but do not remove it either.
  5. Remove the alternator drive belt.
  6. Remove the adjusting T-bolt, pivot bolt, and mounting bolt, be careful not to loose the spacer.
  7. Remove the alternator.
To install:
  1. Attach the alternator to the support bracket. Tighten all bracket and alternator (except for the wiring nuts) bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  2. Install the B+ terminal nut and wire and tighten to 75 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
  3. Install the drive belt onto the alternator pulley. Make certain that the belt is seated correctly on the pulley.
  4. Connect the negative - battery cable.

3.5L Engine

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Loosen the lower mounting bolt but do not remove it.
  3. Loosen the pivot bolt, but do not remove it.
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  1. Loosen the belt adjusting bolt.
  2. Remove the alternator drive belt.
  3. Remove the bracket.
  4. Remove the lower mounting bolt and pivot bolt.
  5. Remove the alternator.
  6. Disconnect the alternator field circuit plug.
  7. Remove the B+ terminal nut and wire.
To install:
  1. Attach the alternator and bracket to the engine, then tighten the mounting bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  2. Install the drive belt onto the alternator pulley. Make certain that the belt is seated correctly on the pulley.
  3. Install and tighten the B+ terminal nut and wire to 75 inch lbs. (9 Nm) onto the new alternator.
  4. Connect the alternator field circuit plug.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
Hope helped with this (remember rated this help) Good luck.

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Remove and replace alternator


2000 Ford Truck Expedition 4WD 4.6L EFI 8cyl

Alternator - REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

4.2L Engine

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Disconnect 2 alternator and voltage regulator electrical harness connectors at the alternator. To disconnect push-on type terminals, depress the lock tab and pull straight off.
  3. Remove the positive battery cable nut and remove the positive battery cable at the alternator.
  4. Rotate the drive belt tensioner away from the drive belt and remove the drive belt from the alternator pulley.
  5. Remove 3 alternator retaining bolts and remove the alternator.
To install:
  1. Place the alternator on the engine and install 3 alternator retaining bolts. Tighten the bolts to 18-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm).
  2. Rotate the drive belt tensioner away from the drive belt and install the drive belt on the alternator pulley.
  3. Connect 2 alternator and voltage regulator electrical harness connectors.
  4. Connect the positive battery cable to the alternator and install the nut and washer. Tighten the nut to 84 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
  6. Start the engine and check for proper charging system operation.
4.6L, 5.4L and 6.8L Engines

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Fig. 1 Detach the connectors from the alternator

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Fig. 2 Remove the nut and the battery cable from the post on the rear of the alternator

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Fig. 3 Remove the 2 front alternator mounting bolts and ...

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Fig. 4 Remove the alternator from the engine by carefully lifting it up and...

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Fig. 5 ... out of the engine compartment
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Rotate the drive belt tensioner away from the drive belt and remove the drive belt from the alternator pulley.
  3. Detach the electrical harness connectors at the alternator assembly.
  4. Disconnect the positive battery cable and remove the nut and washer.
  5. Remove 2 front alternator bolts.
  6. Remove the rear alternator support bracket retaining bolts and the support bracket.
  7. Remove the alternator from the vehicle.
To install:
  1. Place the alternator in position and loosely install 2 front alternator retaining bolts.
  2. Install the alternator bracket and 3 alternator bracket bolts. Tighten to 84 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  3. Tighten 2 front alternator retaining bolts to 19 ft. lbs. (26 Nm).
  4. Connect 2 electrical harness connectors to the alternator assembly.
  5. Connect the positive battery cable and install the nut and washer. Tighten the nut to 72 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
  6. Rotate the drive belt tensioner away from the drive belt and install the drive belt on the alternator pulley.
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
  8. Start the engine and check for proper charging system operation.
5.8L and 7.5L Gasoline Engines and 7.3L Diesel Engine
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  2. Label and detach the connectors from the alternator.
  3. Release the tensioner and remove the drive belt from the alternator pulley.
  4. Remove the alternator retaining bolts.
  5. Remove the alternator from the vehicle.
To install:
  1. Position the alternator and install the retaining bolts. Tighten the retaining bolts to 15-21 ft. lbs. (21-29 Nm).
  2. Install the drive belt.
  3. Attach the alternator connectors.
  4. Connect the battery ground cable.

I really hope help you with this (remember rated this help) Good luck.

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Alternator Replacement


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 3.3L Engine
  1. Disconnect the battery negative (-) cable.
  2. Disconnect the alternator field circuit plug.
  3. Remove the B+ terminal nut and wire.
  4. Loosen the adjusting T-bolt, but do not remove it.
  5. Loosen the pivot bolt, but do not remove it either.
  6. Remove the alternator drive belt.
  7. Remove the adjusting T-bolt, pivot bolt, and mounting bolt, be careful not to loose the spacer.
  8. Remove the alternator.
  9. To install:
  10. Attach the alternator to the support bracket. Tighten all bracket and alternator (except for the wiring nuts) bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  11. Install the B+ terminal nut and wire and tighten to 75 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
  12. Install the drive belt onto the alternator pulley. Make certain that the belt is seated correctly on the pulley.
  13. Connect the negative (-) battery cable.

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How do i remove the alternator from a 97 saab 900


You do not have to remove the wheel unless you have th 6 cylinder engine (2.3l). Then yes you do:

Disconnect Negative Battery Cable
Remove the air cleaner and hose from between the air breather/cleaner and throttle housing
Relax the belt tensioner off the belt and pry off the belt
Remove the right front wheel, black belt cover/protector, and the wheel hub nut and slide the hub off the drive shaft/outer Cv joint
Disconnect the alternator, remove the alternator/air intake hose, 2 bolts that hold the alternator in and remove it through right-hand wheel housing.

Yes, this is immensely annoying. I hope you figured it out...

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